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Two young sistersThe impact of abuse is far greater than its immediate, visible effects. Abuse and neglect are associated with short- and long-term consequences that may include brain damage, developmental delays, learning disorders, problems forming relationships, aggressive behavior and depression.
Survivors of child abuse and neglect may be at greater risk for problems later in life - such as low academic achievement, drug use, teen pregnancy, and criminal behavior - that affect not just the child and family, but society as a whole.
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