A combination of physical injuries or conditions, such as broken bones, bruises, burns, and malnutrition, experienced by a child as a result of gross abuse, usually by a parent or other caregiver.
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Battered Child Syndrome Sentence Examples
Internal injuries, cuts, burns, bruises, and broken or fractured bones are all possible results of battered child syndrome.
Medical treatment for battered child syndrome will vary according to the type of injury incurred.
Recognizing the potential for child abuse and the seeking or offering of intervention, counseling, and training in good parenting skills before battered child syndrome occurs is the best way to prevent abuse.