Dare Not To Touch- Child Abuse And Neglect: A Review
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 6721-6730
AbstractChild abuse and neglect is a common public health problem across the nation. It leads to long-term impact on the child’s mental health. Doctors and health care professionals are in the 1st line of service to help the children who are maltreated. Clinicians, especially dentists should be more careful in recognizing the recurrent facial lesions of child abuse. In treatment of child abuse, it requires a multidisciplinary approach with legal considerations. During their busy practice, medical professionals should report cases of child abuse, thus connecting them to socio-legal services. Child abuse and neglect can be prevented by explaining about its seriousness and impacts to the parents. This article explains about various legislations and acts which was formed to help the children who are maltreated.
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