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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Child Abuse Site! These are the top ten articles that your Child Abuse Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Child Abuse & Holiday Stress
The holidays are stressful for families that are cohesive. Yet, can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking for children who are abused by a family member during the holidays.

2. Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA)
It is a wonderful idea to have strong men and women to stand guard for abused children. Yet, no one could ever have expected bikers to volunteer to stand guard and protect abused children. This story will amaze you.

3. Incest Defined
Incest is a sexual relationship between close blood relatives and is illegal in all states. Incestuous relationships are a form of child sexual abuse, and may be classified as rape if the person is under the legal age of consent.

4. Preventing Abuse of New Borns and Infants
Just imagine a newborn crying despite everything you do to soothe the baby. Are you prepared for these times? Do you have a safety plan in place for times you become completely overwhelmed? If not learn how to develop one here.

5. Sexual Abuse and Insomnia
It is not unusual for adult survivors of child sexual abuse to have difficulty as darkness closes in at the end of the day. The survivor may not feel safe as the world becomes dark and shadowy. Yet, one can learn how to make their world feel safer by trying some of the following ideas.

6. Verbal Child Abuse - The Invisible Abuse
Verbal abuse is essentially the invisible form of child abuse. There are no bruises or broken bones but make no mistake the damage is happening to the child's soul, mental health and self esteem. Learn how words can hurt more than fists.

7. Emotional Abuse Defined
Emotional abuse leaves no visible marks, but damages the mental health of its victims. People say words cannot hurt us, but anyone who has been emotionally abused would likely disagree.

8. Verbal Abuse Defined
How do you define verbal abuse? Is it simply name calling or more derogatory, such as demeaning and belittling a child? Would you recognize verbal abuse if you saw it? Learn how to help a child being verbally abused.

9. Physical Child Abuse Defined
Physical child abuse is the most common type of child maltreatment, and usually the first thought that most people associate with when they hear about child abuse. Physical abuse is not always intentional and may be accidental but it is still abuse. Learn how to define physical child abuse.

10. CPS False Allegations of Child Abuse
There are 3.3 million reports of child abuse made in the United States every year according to Childhelp dot org. Yet, even more concerning are the calls to Child Protective Services (CPS) making false allegations of child abuse. Who calls and the reason they call will surprise you.

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