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Child Protection and Child Welfare
Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment:
Exposing a child to certain drugs during pregnancy and causing emotional harm to a child may also be considered neglect.
is any physical injury or threat of harm or substantial injury, inflicted by a caregiver upon a child other than by accidental means. Physical abuse can range from minor bruises to severe internal injuries and death.
is harm to the child's psychological capacity or emotional stability evidenced by an observable and substantial impairment of the child's functioning, is considered abuse in Minnesota.
is the subjection of a child to a criminal sexual act or threatened act by a person responsible for the child's care or by a person who has a significant relationship to the child or is in a position of authority.
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