Marin Child Abuse Prevention Council

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The following links provide detailed information about child abuse and neglect.

Emotional Maltreatment

Indicators of abuse are not in and of themselves conclusive evidence of abuse. They are“clues”or “red flags” that help may be needed.

Physical Indicators

Emotional maltreatment is often less tangible than other forms of child abuse and neglect, and is more frequently indicated by behaviors of the child's caretaker.

Caretaker's Indicators

Blames or belittles child.
Is cold and rejecting.
Withholds love.
Seems uninterested in child’s problems.
Does not support, encourage, guide or show positive behavior towards child.
Has abuse in own childhood.


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