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Child Abusers

Parents, guardians and other caretakers who are involved in a persistent pattern of abuse that is directed against the children for whom they are responsible and over whom they have power, which may include physical abuse and corporal punishment that results in a traumatic condition; emotional abuse; emotional deprivation; physical neglect and/or inadequate supervision; or sexual abuse or exploitation.

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