Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Review of literature. 3. Profile of the study area. 4. Research methodology. 5. Findings an discussion. 6. Summary and conclusion. Bibliography. Index.
Child abuse is a violation of the basic human rights of a child and is an outcome of a set of inter-related familial, social, psychological and economic factors. Child abuse is a state of emotional, physical, economic and sexual maltreatment meted out to a person below the age of eighteen and is a globally prevalent phenomenon. Child abuse has serious physical and psycho social consequences which aversely affect the health and over well being of a child. The growing complexities of life and the dramatic changes brought about by socio economic transition in India have played a major role in increasing the vulnerability of children to various and newer forms of abuse.