Battered Child Syndrome (BCS)
Battered Child Syndrome (BCS) refers to the set of injuries and other indicators of abuse observed from a repeatedly maltreated child. BCS is also known as child physical abuse or non-accidental trauma since the most visible symptoms are injuries, bruises, and cuts. Aside from the physical harm, the abused also experience socio-emotional turmoil which makes them exhibit conduct problems like aggression, promiscuity, suicidal thoughts, isolation, and academic failure. Due to a poor psychological well-being during childhood, they are at risk for certain mental issues such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.