Question: What defines physical abuse?

Working Definition: Physical abuse occurs when a parent (or person legally responsible) inflicts or allows to be inflicted a serious physical injury. These are limited to: Death. Serious or protracted disfigurement. Protracted impairment of physical or emotional health.

What qualifies something as abuse?

Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of a thing, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices, crimes, or other types of aggression.

What actions are considered physical abuse?

What is physical abuse? Physical abuse is any physical force that injures you or puts your health in danger. Physical abuse can include shaking, burning, choking, hair-pulling, hitting, slapping, kicking, and any type of harm with a weapon like a knife or a gun.

What does being physically abused mean?

Physical abuse is an injury deliberately inflicted upon a child by any person, including adults. Physical abuse includes fractured or broken bones, burns, severe and/or frequent bruises, and any other intentionally inflicted physical harm.

How do you prove an unfit mother?

To prove your ex is an unfit parent you can use evidence of:A history of drug or alcohol abuse.A history of domestic abuse; either physical or emotional.A history of mental illness that could incapacitate the parent to care for the children adequately.More items

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