What Child Care Providers Need to Know about Identifying Physical Abuse

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In order to protect children who are being abused, child care providers need to learn the signs of physical abuse. Physical abuse is any kind of non-accidental harm to a child’s body. Children who are physically abused may try to hide their injuries or may give unbelievable explanations for injuries such as broken bones.

What Child Care Providers Should Know about Physical Abuse

  • Physical abuse injuries are often the result of harsh or inappropriate discipline. Abuse may include shaking, throwing