Making sad sense of child abuse

December 27, 2013

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About 3.5 million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States every year. Now a study has found that when parents are physically abusive, children tend to accommodate it — but when the abuse is sexual, they tend to fight or flee it unless it is severe. The findings help explain children’s behavior in response to abuse and could aid in intervention and treatment.

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