What is Child Abuse in PA? Causing the death of the child

What is Child Abuse in PA

What is Child Abuse in PA?
Causing the death of the child

Causing the death of the child through any act or failure to act

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

Other types of abuse…

  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
To report suspected child abuse, contact CHILDLINE at
1-800-932-0313
www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis