1.Explain the different forms of child abuse? Include Shaken Baby Syndrome in your response. The four different forms of child abuse are physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect. Physical abuse is violence that is directed toward a child or an adolescent by a parent, adult, or guardian. Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is an even more severe form of physical abuse that can be very dangerous if not deadly.
Shaken Baby Syndrome is when a baby or a small child is shaken in such a violent way that there is damage to their bones, organs, brain, or even enough damage to cause death. Emotional abuse is when a child feels worthless or rejected to the acts of another adult or guardian but is not physically harmed. Sexual abuse is when someone is sexually explicit towards a child, shows a child pornography, or if a person’s genitals are exposed to a child. Neglect is when a parent is neglectful to a child. This is when the parent doesn’t put their child in school, doesn’t feel, clothe, or clean a child, or to fail to care for their child’s needs.
2.What types of physical care must a parent provide for an infant child? For an infant child, a parent must provide ALL of their child’s physical needs such as being bathed, changing their diapers, dressing and feeding their child, etc.
3.What are some strategies for helping a child cope with stress? Some strategies for helping a child cope with stress are to communicate with the child, learning what creates the stress for the child and help them figure out ways to cope with what creates the stress, create a stable and free of violence home environment for the child, and to not take your frustrations out on your child.