Child abuse is when a caretaker or parent hurts a child's emotions and body. The physical mark on a child's body may heal with time but the mental trauma stays with a child for longer times.
There is physical abuse when an adult hits a child. Bearing this torture makes a child anxious and increases aggression in children. There is sexual and emotional child abuse. Most of the cases generally involve a trusted or beloved adult or family member itself abusing the trust of the child. Some violent acts by strangers also to keep in point in such abuses. These have led to higher levels of depression, self blame, guilt, eating disorders and relationship problems.
Neglection in care of the children may affect them emotionally and always putting them down, making them feel worthless creates an unhealthy environment and also abuses the mentality of children. Child abuse may cause behavioral problems, underdeveloped conscience and psychological disorders.