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Are Different Types of Abuse, Neglect Really That Different?

Background: The term "child maltreatment" encompasses childhood physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Worldwide estimates for these serious issues range from 1.6% for sexual abuse to 36.3% for emotional abuse. Many assumptions have been made about differences between each type of child maltreatment and its subsequent consequences and effects. Objective: To test various hypotheses that different types of child maltreatment actually have equivalent, broad, and u more...
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