There are many detrimental effects of child abuse and neglect. Children who are exposed to violence, such as child abuse, are at greater risk for depression, PTSD, alcohol/drug abuse and lower academic achievement. Children with disabilities are estimated to be abused at 4 to 10 times the rate than those without a disability. It's important that individuals who work with clients with special needs are aware of the definitions and signs of abuse.
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