ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V61.21

Cnsl victim child abuse

Diagnosis Code V61.21

ICD-9: V61.21
Short Description: Cnsl victim child abuse
Long Description: Counseling for victim of child abuse
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V61.21

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (V60-V69)
      • V61 Other family circumstances

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Child Abuse

Child abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child or puts a child at risk of harm. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Neglect, or not providing for a child's needs, is also a form of abuse.

Most abused children suffer greater emotional than physical damage. An abused child may become depressed. He or she may withdraw, think of suicide or become violent. An older child may use drugs or alcohol, try to run away or abuse others.

Child abuse is a serious problem. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the police or your local child welfare agency.

  • Child abuse - physical
  • Child neglect and psychological abuse
  • Shaken baby syndrome

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If you're a parent, you get plenty of suggestions on how to raise your child. From experts to other parents, people are always ready to offer advice. Parenting tips, parents' survival guides, dos, don'ts, shoulds and shouldn'ts - new ones come out daily.

The truth is there is more than one "right" way to be a good parent. Good parenting includes

  • Keeping your child safe
  • Showing affection and listening to your child
  • Providing order and consistency
  • Setting and enforcing limits
  • Spending time with your child
  • Monitoring your child's friendships and activities
  • Leading by example

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Talk to Your Kids about Sex - Easy-to-Read (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)
  • Talk to Your Kids about Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs - Easy-to-Read (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)
  • Talking to your teen about drinking
  • Time outs

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