II. Background

  1. Negative behaviors may be precursors to Child Abuse

III. Causes: Intimidation using adult size, authority

  1. Instilling fear through looks, property destruction
  2. Yelling
  3. Violent Behaviors toward others, pets
  4. Threatening Punishment by God, Police, Foster home

IV. Causes: Emotional Abuse

  1. Name calling
  2. Shaming children
  3. Inconsistent parenting

V. Causes: Economic Abuse

  1. Withholding money or basic needs to control behavior
  2. Withholding child support
  3. Using child as a pawn in divorce

VI. Causes: Threats of abandonment, physical harm or confinement

  1. Using adult privilege
    1. Child treated as servant
    2. Punishing, bossing or constantly interrupting
  2. Isolation from peers, siblings, grandparents

VII. Resources

VIII. Reference

  1. Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, Duluth, MN

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