Emotional Child Abuse Defined


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Raising awareness of emotional child abuse, its effects on adult survivors & the power of words on children


“Emotional abuse is like brain washing in that it systematically wears away at the victim’s self-confidence, sense of self-worth, trust in their own perceptions, and self-concept. Whether it is done by constant berating and belittling, by intimidating, or under the guise of ‘guidance,’ ‘teaching,’ or ‘advice,’ the results are similar. Eventually, the recipient of the abuse loses all sense of self and remnants of personal value. Emotional abuse cuts to the very core of a person, creating scars that may be far deeper and more lasting than physical ones.” (University of Illinois, Counseling Center)

However, when people discuss child abuse, they often refer to the physical abuse and sexual abuse of children, both absolutely horrific types of abuse. All forms of child abuse are terrible… but the…

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5 thoughts on “Emotional Child Abuse Defined

  1. Thank you for sharing this post.
    Abuse of children and woman are all to prevalent..
    God holds the key to heal the scars left behind..

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    • Too many heads are stuck in the sand so I do what I can to bring about more awareness. As a victim/survivor of childhood physical, sexual, emotional abuse I know the importance. Thank you, and yes, God will heal the scars. Blessings to you.


  2. Amen. I was emotionally abused as a child and I still have hidden scars.:*(

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