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What is Child Abuse in PA

What is Child Abuse in PA?
Pennsylvania law defines types of child abuse to include:

  1. Bodily injury
  2. Sexual Abuse or Exploitation
  3. Serious Mental Injury
  4. Neglect
  5. Per Se (e.g., actions that endanger a child but might not lead to a physical injury)
  6. Harmful exaggeration or misrepresentation of a child’s medical condition
  7. Causing the death of the child

Take Note: Child abuse and neglect can occur through an action or failure to act.

To report suspected child abuse, contact CHILDLINE at
1-800-932-0313