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What is considered abuse and neglect in Minnesota?
Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment. It is usually a failure of a child's caregiver to:
This is when a caregiver causes any physical injury, or threatens harm or substantial injury, on a child other than by accident. Physical abuse can range from minor bruises to severe internal injuries and death.
This is harm to a child's psychological capacity or emotional stability evidenced by an observable and substantial impairment of a child's functioning.
This is when a child is a victim of a criminal sexual act or threatened act committed by:
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