Child Maltreatment Prevention
Child maltreatment includes all types of abuse and neglect of a child under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver, or another person in a custodial role (e.g., clergy, coach, teacher). There are four common types of abuse:
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
CDC's research and programs work to understand the problem of child maltreatment and prevent it before it begins.