Definition of Emotional Child
Emotional abuse is the chronic attitude and acts of
a caretaker which involve verbal and non-verbal violence toward
a child, sending the child a message that he/she is bad.
Examples of verbal abuse are belittling or name-calling.
Examples of non-verbal abuse are withholding love and affection
and treating the child differently than other children in the family.
Legal Services Links:
County Attorney's Office
County District Attorney's Office
Legal Aid of Central Texas
Social Services Links:
SafePlace: Domestic Violence
and Sexual Assault Survival Center
Austin Child Guidance
Violence Hotlines and Resources
National Domestic Violence
Violence Against Women
Agaianst Men and Women
Family Violence Awareness
on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
Child Abuse America
Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect