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Families/Friends of Abused Children

The parents, siblings, friends or other relatives of children who have been subjected to a persistent pattern of violence and/or neglect whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by concern about the child and/or their own role in a family affected by child abuse. Child abuse includes emotional abuse, emotional deprivation, physical abuse and corporal punishment that results in a traumatic condition, physical neglect and/or inadequate supervision and/or sexual abuse or exploitation, any of which is perpetrated by the adults and/or family members responsible for their care.

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