Child Abuse Awareness

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of child abuse throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Monday, September 25, 2006

When discipline becomes child abuse

As stated in the Michigan Child Protection Law under section 2, item f, "Child abuse" means harm or threatened harm to a child's health or welfare that occurs through nonaccidental physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or maltreatment, by a parent, a legal guardian, or any other person responsible for the child's health or welfare or by a teacher, a teacher's aide, or a member of the clergy. The recent "spanking" case brought to trial in Livingston County has prompted public debate over whether corporal punishment is simply discipline or whether it should be considered abuse. .

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