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The Battered Child Syndrome Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy The battered child syndrome involves an ongoing pattern of behavior in which children are physically abused. The battered child syndrome is a form of child abuse. Not until the 19th century were children granted the same legal status as domesticated animals in regard to protection against cruelty and/or neglect. In 1962 the term "battered child syndrome" entered medicine. By 1976 all states in the United States had adopted laws mandating the reporting of suspected instances of child abuse. Child abuse involves a complex and dangerous set of problems that include child neglect and the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of children.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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