A five-year-old girl was allegedly punched in the face by her mother in Griffith's main street on Monday.
Police rushed to Banna Avenue around noon after receiving several emergency calls reporting that a little girl was being assaulted.
There, they arrested a 26-year-old woman.
She is alleged to have picked her daughter up by the hair before punching her in the face.
The child suffered facial bruising as a result and was placed in the care of Family and Community Services staff.
Her mother has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.