1- Child abuse:
Is any form of physical, emotional and/or sexual mistreatment that causes emotional damage to the child.
The misuse of power and/or a breach of trust are part of all types of child abuse." - Red Cross Canada
Is the slow and meticulous process of building trust and comfort with a child (and often, his/her family) by an adult or person in a position of power, as a means to be able to gain access to the child to abuse him/her.
Is a type of emotional abuse where the bully or abuser misleads and confuses the victim, creating a false narrative and making the victim question his/her own judgment. The victim of gaslighting starts to feel unsure about how things happened, to the point where they will believe whatever their abusers tell them, instead of the actual facts.