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Child abuse can happen anywhere: • in poor, middle class, well-to-do homes • in any ethnic, cultural, occupational, religious and age groups • in child's own home or outside it • in rural areas, suburbs, cities • involving one or both parents Tragically, though, it most often happens at home and usually the abuser is known to the child. Generally, the abuser is a caretaker. A caretaker can be a parent, stepparent, relative or baby-sitter.
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