Information for Black Parents
Finally the Center of Disease Control Speaks out against Corporal Punishment
From the Center for Disease Control
1. Physical abuse is the use of physical force, such as hitting, kicking, shaking, burning, or other shows of force against a child.
2, Emotional abuse refers to behaviors that harm a child’s self-worth or emotional well-being. Examples include name calling, shaming, rejection, withholding love, and threatening.
3. Proposes “Legislative approaches to reduce corporal punishment (bans pertaining to home, school, and other settings on local, state and Federal level.
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