BATTERED-CHILD SYNDROME

n. a combination of physical injuries and post traumatic conditions in a child as a result of repeated, intentional physical &/or sexual abuse. Instigated by parents and other primary caregivers, this abuse extends to emotional, educational, and nutritional neglect. The syndrome itself manifests as a disease characterized by intellectual problems and difficulty in forming attachments. See child abuse.

BATTERED-CHILD SYNDROME: "To prevent Battered-Child Syndrome even before it happens, any suspicious act of physical or sexual abuse should be immediately reported and investigated."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BATTERED-CHILD SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/battered-child-syndrome/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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