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The Effects of Child Abuse - The effects of child abuse are multiple. The pain and trauma the abused child goes through is just a small part of how this cauldron of hidden depravity in our society affects all of us. Wrecked lives can be seen in persons of all ages and in all walks of life. Society as a whole is also effected by child abuse both in negative and positive ways. In this essay I will present some of the factor and results of this violent behavior on individuals as well as our culture. Early American culture did not consider child abuse a crime....   [tags: Child Abuse Essays] 1702 words
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Results of Child Abuse Survey - The primary method was conducted using a series of distributed questionnaires to children for my research. The reasons why I used questionnaires are because I think I will obtain appropriate and honest responses which relates to their personal experiences. The data collected was then categorized by data into gender, age from age 8 to10, age 11 to 13, age 14 to16, age 17 to 19 and type of abuse. The surveys were equally distributed, a total of 13 surveys were handed out to children between 8-18 years of age that have been victims of child abuse/ neglect....   [tags: Primary Research on Child Abuse] 921 words
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Child Abuse in America - According to Tennyson Center for Children, “A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds in the U.S.” (“Child Abuse in America”). One cannot fathom the idea of why anyone would intentionally hurt the innocent children of today’s society. Child abuse happens with children of all ages, gender, and religions. Likewise, the world can be identified as a harsh place, where child abuse occurs around the world, and is even evident in the United States. There are many factors that contribute to this repulsive behavior....   [tags: Child Abuse Essays]
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The Child Abuse Epidemic in the United States - According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 3.3 million referrals for alleged maltreatment were made in 2013. Out of the 3.3 million referrals, 899,000 children were officially documented as being maltreated(Child Abuse & Neglect 2015). Child abuse is the mistreatment of a child. Child abuse is recognized in several forms; physical, emotional, sexual and neglect. Children who experience any form of abuse will tend to withdraw themselves from their peers and sometimes from other family members who are not aware of what is taking place....   [tags: Causes & Effects of Child Abuse]
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The Role of Media in Reporting Child Abuse - The media began to report upon child abuse when society decided that it was no longer a family issue. A study conducted by Fishman in 1978, stated that crimes perceived as “family matters”, such as child abuse and wife beating, were keep private because they were too common to warrant interest from journalists (McDevitt, p. 264, 1996). In fact, public attention to child abuse as a problem within our society “has often been tied to media attention on the subject” (McDevitt, p. 262, 1996). The media’s role in reporting child abuse is to help deter child abuse perpetrators and to inform the public....   [tags: The Media and Child Abuse]
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Developing an Appropriate Response to Child Abuse - Child abuse is one of the fastest growing social problems in the United States. A social problem is, “a condition that a significant number of people believe to be a problem. A condition in which there is a sizable difference between the ideals of a society and its actual achievements” (Coleman et al. 2006:2). However, society has changed the way it views the issue, and is working towards finding a solution to this awful problem. Child abuse encompasses four main areas: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect....   [tags: Child Abuse Essays] 2545 words
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Child Abuse and Poverty - ... Many poverty-stricken parents would batter their children- breaking their legs or gouging out an eye- so that the children would drive pity out of others while being forced to beg on the streets, during nineteenth century times. Because people during the nineteenth century believed that parents had the right to discipline and raise their child in ways that they saw fit; also, based off of the naïve mindset that a parent could never hurt their beloved child, very few legal actions were made to stop physical child abuse....   [tags: physical child abuse, parents, law] 775 words
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Impact of Child Abuse in the United States - Child abuse in the United States is a growing epidemic. Every year the number of reported cases, and missing children go up. This is caused mostly by lack of education about the different types of child abuse, and the signs that go along with it. Communities need to provide more resources to better educate the public about the types of abuse, and the signs that go along with it. Child abuse and neglect can be lessened by more resources, more education and to reach out to others. Every year an approximate 139,000 cases of child abuse and neglect are reported in Ohio, and 72,000 are thoroughly investigated (Ohio's Children 2012)....   [tags: abuse prevention, child abuse, neglect]
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Child Abuse: A Hidden Epidemic - How do we define “abuse” when we discuss child abuse. “Abuse” is defined as Treating a person or animal with cruelty or violence, especially when it occurs regularly and repeatedly.” When you add “child” it becomes “child abuse.” “Child Abuse” is defined as “physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child.”(Oxford Dictionary online) “Child abuse” may also be defined as “a crime of inflicted physical or emotional injury on a child....   [tags: Child Neglect, Physical Abuse]
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Child Abuse: Social Problem Definition and Analysis - Social Problem Definition and Analysis INTRO: Child abuse and neglect are a serious problem in the United States. Every day, many children’s well-being and safety are harmed by the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect that their parents and caregivers inflict upon them. DEFINITION: There have been and currently are numerous definitions of what constitutes child abuse and neglect and they vary across time and space. Up until the 1880’s, children were the property of their families and, as such, it was only up to the families to decide how to care for them and whether they would live or die....   [tags: Child Abuse Essays]
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Psychological Effects of Physical Child Abuse - Physical child abuse has grown dramatically in recent years. There are news stories about children being abused or neglected everyday. Physical abuse will cause the child to have many psychological effects throughout life. Although people might not realize, society can impact an abused child dramaticlly either positively or negatively. Even though there are many things wrong with child abuse, there are many controversies over how serious it is and how to prevent it from happening. Although there are so many controversies over child abuse, one thing for certain is that it can cause many problems psychologically either immediately or long term....   [tags: Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect]
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Child Sexual Abuse (CSA): Egregious Child Exploitation - ... Federal funding should be allocated to agencies prior to a victim of trafficking meeting eligibility. Having funds readily available may permit for the expediting of services to take place for obvious cases of human trafficking. This comes under the notion that the individual conducting the intake is competent in determining of whether or not the victim meets eligibility. In the state of Florida, screening for child sexual exploitation is conducted during intake, and, as a result, has identified cases of human trafficking (Fong & Cardoso, 2010)....   [tags: human trafficking, child abuse]
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How Therapy Can Help Victims of Child Abuse - "We knew [abuse of] black kids was reported about twice as often as it was for white kids, and we were concerned that that might be due to racism. We also knew black kids, in terms of economics, were facing a lot of problems that most white kids were not facing," said Washington University social work professor Brett Drake. Rates of reported child abuse are disproportionately high for black children. Many researchers believe that poverty is the main reason black children are twice as likely as white children to suffer abuse (Gray 1)....   [tags: Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse]
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Domestic Violence VS Animal Cruelty and Child Abuse - Over the centuries, animals have suffered from cruelty from humans. In the United States, animals are beaten, neglected, or forced to struggle for survival. Animals have been inflicted with pain from humans for reasons other than self-defense. They have been slaughtered for their food and fur for personal gain in profit. In a majority of cases they have even been abused for someone’s own personal amusement or out of rage filled impulses. In some cases animals are found and rescued. They are given the second chance in life to experience what life should be like compared to what they once had....   [tags: Animal Abuse, Child Abuse]
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Child Abuse and The Law - Child abuse is a social problem that affects millions of children each year. Not only does child abuse have multiple societal repercussions, but also individual repercussions that produce lifelong scars. There are many forms of child abuse; sexual, physical, verbal, and emotional. Some of the facts presented in this paper will be painful to absorb. That does not change the fact that these problems must be addressed. It has been reported that one out of three girls, and one out of seven boys are sexually abused by the time they reach the age of 18....   [tags: Child Abuse Legislation] 2378 words
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Child Abuse and Neglect - Child abuse has been here as long as the United States of America and throughout the history of the World. "Child abuse can cause serious harm to its victims. Estimates of the numbers of children who suffer physical abuse or neglect by parents or guardians range from about 1 percent of all children to about 15 percent, and figures are far higher if emotional abuse and neglect are included."(2....   [tags: Child Abuse Domestic Violence] 993 words
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Impact of Child Abuse and Neglect on Victims - Parents who take out anger on their kids not only place them in a dangerous position physically, but they harm them emotionally and mentally as well. Child abuse can be described as many different things. One of the more common forms of abuse is neglect. As stated by James W. Vander, in the book Human Development, "neglect is defined as the absence of adequate social, emotional, or physical care." (Vander, 1997). This could include undernourishment, a mother not paying attention to a sick or hurt child, or even a guardian not sharing happiness with his or her child....   [tags: Effects of Child Abuse on Behavior] 1813 words
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Negative Effects of Child Abuse and Prevention - All children have certainly many experiences before they became truly mature. A child can face lot of dangerous things from the environment surrounding them which might seriously affect their whole life. As definition in the Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act: Child abuse is any action from adult to a child that it could be harmful to the child’s body or mental (Children Welfare Information Gateway 2007). In 2005, among 3.6 million investigations by Child Protective Services agencies in the U.S, an estimated 899,000 children (24.97%) were confirmed to be victims of child abuse (Children’s Bureau 2005)....   [tags: Domestic Violence Child Abuse] 1359 words
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Effects of Child Abuse on Psychological Development - Most people do not know how to cope with abused children. I became interested in this topic because when I was a teenager I had a friend who was abused by her stepfather and I didn’t know how to help her. I would like to know how children’s psychological development is affected, and how we can help these children cope with their misfortune. The most common effect is that maltreated children are, essentially, rejected. These destructive experiences impact on the developing child, increasing the risks for emotional, behavioral, social and physical problems throughout life....   [tags: Effects of Child Abuse on Behavior] 1106 words
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Brain Development in Victims of Child Abuse - Child abuse is a widespread problem in America and beyond. Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than 6 million children(1a). For many years, experts believed that the negative effects of child abuse, such as emotional problems, flashbacks to traumatic events, and even learning problems, were psychological phenomena only, able to be cured with therapy. Now, however, beliefs are being changed with the help of tools such as MRI imaging, able to detect actual changes in brain anatomy, and it appears that what doesn't kill you may still permanently weaken you, at least when it comes to child abuse....   [tags: Neurobiology of Child Abuse]
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Family Planning Will Prevent Child Abuse - Child abuse is one of the biggest problems facing America today. Children whose parents abuse them often turn to a life of crime, or suffer physical or mental scars. In severe cases the child may even die. In Saint Louis a boy was attacked by a pack of dogs, after he had finished playing basketball at the local court. If his mother had reported him missing he may have been found in time to rescue him, instead he bled to death under a tree. (Davis 3A) Of course this is an extreme case of child abuse, and it is often not this severe....   [tags: Prevenintg Child Abuse] 1628 words
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Child Abuse and Recovered Memories -      In the past there was a vast gray area between the time and the substance of an alleged childhood sexual abuse and the subsequent recollection of that abuse. With the intense focus by psychiatric community and the criminal justice system to ascertain the truth, the grey lines are becoming more black and white. With the reliance more on scientific methodology and better methods of achieving memory recall there is less reason for jurors to question whether abuse occurred or not.      Traumatic amnesia is a documented, verifiable syndrome....   [tags: Child Abuse and Traumatic Amnesia] 409 words
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The Role of Teachers in Preventing Child Abuse - There are various strategies used within schools to tackle child abuse. In order to discuss the strategies fully there is a need to define what exactly is meant by child abuse. It is also necessary to be aware of what advice and guidance there is offered through Government documentation and circulars to schools on their role in preventing child abuse. Having put child abuse and the school's role into context, then the strategies used by the school as a whole and by the teacher within the classroom can be discussed....   [tags: School's Role in Preventing Child Abuse] 1747 words
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The Social Worker's Role in Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect - Family violence is an issue that we as social workers will probably encounter during the course of our careers. While there are many forms of family violence, I view child abuse and neglect as the worst forms. Nothing bothers me more than knowing that somewhere, someone is abusing a completely helpless individual. I view it as our duty not only as social workers but also as humans to ensure that no child has to experience the pain and suffering involved with child abuse and neglect. This may seem like an impossible task, people have been trying for years to end child abuse with no success....   [tags: Child Abuse Prevention]
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Prevention of Child Abuse Through Education and Intervention - Most questions have answers and sometimes explanations, but there have been many answers to the question of why people abuse children. The trauma of a child being abused can be described in various ways. Child abuse is the mistreatment or maltreatment of a child whether it is mental, physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, or psychological abuse. Child abuse is a traumatic experience. Child abuse is often synonymous with the term child maltreatment or the term of child abuse and neglect. It has been said that the trauma of being physical, mental, emotional, or sexual abuse as a child can effect an individual for the rest of his or her life....   [tags: Child Abuse Domestic Violence] 1159 words
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The Role of the Teacher in Reporting Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect - Child abuse is a growing problem that affects children of all genders, ages, races, religions, and classes. It generally can be defined as “the non-accidental physical, sexual or mental injury or neglect caused by basic omissions of the child’s parents or caretakers”(Colorado State Department of Education, 1998). Narrowing the causes of child abuse to one in particular would be impossible, due to the wide range of factors that contribute. Today, teachers hold an important and unique position, for they are required to have an understanding of the laws and regulations in which to detect and report any suspected cases of child abuse....   [tags: Detecting Child Abuse]
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Spanking a Child and Child Abuse - Spanking a child is not against the law in most places. However, parents who use it in their homes are being accused of child abuse. The Chicago Tribune published an article that urged readers to report child abuse when they become aware of it. In the article “Child abuse in plain View” the author describes spanking as a type of abuse that happens behind closed doors (“Child abuse in plain View”). Like most critics of corporal punishment, the author is trying to link spanking to abuse. The author`s concern about abuse is a valid one....   [tags: spanking, abuse, consequences]
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Different Types of Child Abuse - Shivering and trembling, she lay in fear curled up in a ball on the cold, hard ground, wondering what she had done to experience this sort of torture. Crying out for help, screaming stop, nothing seemed to work. Bluish purple bruises covered her arms, her face completely swollen, her legs full of welts; she lay thinking death would be a better option than what she had just been through. What is wrong with me. What did I do. No one wants to help me. They are my parents why do they not love me. Those are all some of the few thoughts that cross the minds of child abuse victims....   [tags: physical abuse, sexual abuse, negglect] 1389 words
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Child Abuse: The Epidemic That Must Cease - Child abuse is epidemic in many countries as well as the United States. It is estimated that every thirteen seconds a child is abused in some manner: physically, sexually, emotionally or by neglect (Friedman). Each year, there are over 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States involving more than 6 million children. Child abuse can be reduced with proper education of the parents and with greater public awareness. Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of a child....   [tags: Abuse]
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Overview and Effects of Child Abuse - Child abuse in American today is amongst the most saddened topics of mankind. Many children are subjected to neglect and abuse on a daily basis. The sex and age of child makes no difference when it comes to child abuse.. Boys and girls are equally likely to suffer maltreatment. The problem is how often child abuse goes unreported. Millions of children across the world are abused in some way, whether it is verbal, emotional, physical or sexual. Child abuse has been happening all over the world to young children, however many children keep this a secret because of fear of what could happen....   [tags: Family Violence, Sexual Abuse]
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Suffering of the Innocent: Child Abuse - "One in four females and one in six males will be sexually abused before his or her 18th birthday" (Nojadera 21). These staggering statistics illuminate the issue of child abuse as one of the most profound problems in society. The astonishingly high rate of maltreatment occurrences at an early age makes one wonder why the topic is not addressed more often. Often going unnoticed by everyone around them, children are enduring unimaginable suffering every day . Many victims feel completely alone because there is no one with whom they feel safe....   [tags: sexual abuse, domestic violence]
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The Psychological Effects of Child Abuse - ... Nonfatal consequences of abusive head trauma include varying degrees of visual impairment (e.g., blindness), motor impairment (e.g., cerebral palsy) and cognitive impairments • Children who experience maltreatment are also at increased risk for adverse health effects and certain chronic diseases as adults, including heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, liver disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high levels of C-reactive protein (Child Maltreatment: Consequences, 2013) This graph shows that physical abuse has the second highest number of victims in the year 2011....   [tags: physical abuse, defense, indicators] 725 words
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Taking a Look at Child Abuse - ... The youth who are verbally abused may sometimes be defined as the “bullies”. A child who is verbally abused can act out aggressively, and or are prone to physical fighting. These kids are the ones who usually speak out against the teachers in classrooms or aren’t tamed by authorities. Physical abuse is the most known type of child abuse. Physical abuse is defined as the use of physical force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment. (dictionary.com) “There is a gray line between child abuse, and in punishing your kid for doing wrong.”(Vought, Alpena High School Counselor)....   [tags: sexual, physical, emotional abuse, neglect] 1002 words
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The Effects of Child Abuse - ... This is due to the brain going into an arousal state. • Fatal or severe head traumas are a result of abuse. Visual, motor and cognitive impairments are some of the nonfatal consequences of abusive head trauma. • As abused children grow older, there is an increased risk for adverse health effects they may experience. Obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, cancer, stroke, and heart, lung and liver diseases are some of the chronic diseases associated with abuse (Child Maltreatment: Consequences, 2014)....   [tags: depression, alcohol and substance abuse] 1059 words
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Looking at Types of Child Abuse - ... All these conditions result in some sort of dominance over the victim. In some cases, the abuser feels guilty, but not about what they have done but more over the consequences of his/her actions. They sometimes ask for forgiveness for his/her own behavior to avoid taking responsibility over what happened. People who suffer from emotional abuse tend to have a low self- esteem, and their personality is broken down until the victim feels inferior in comparison to others (Effects of Emotional Abuse on Adults)....   [tags: physical, emotional, sexual abuse, neglect] 1760 words
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The Reasons For Child Abuse - All throughout history there are numerous accounts of children being abused by their parents, guardian, or an adult. People often wonder why a man or woman would want to harm a child, and while there are many programs are out there that do their best to prevent child abuse. The best prevention however is finding the causes of child abuse. Child abuse is often the result of stress or anger issues, psychological disorders, or the cause of the person having been abused as a child themselves. Some people cannot handle the responsibilities and obligations a parent must fulfill....   [tags: psychological disorders, sexual abuse]
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Child Abuse Must End - Do you know anyone who has been abused by someone they love or even you who has been abused. If you have or know someone who has its not okay. It happens every single day to millions of children everywhere. Child abuse is something not to be taken easily. It has seen to become a major social problem and causes of children’s unhappiness and health. Not all child abuse is reported but should be. It’s not just young aged children it is also teenagers who get abused. So take a moment and think do you know anyone who has gotten abused or is being abused....   [tags: A Child Called It] 722 words
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Child Abuse Prevention Programs - Introduction Child maltreatment is a pervasive problem in the United States, as well as other countries. Child maltreatment touches everyone, from the child to the nurse that cares for the child to the entire community. I have chosen to research this problem because of its far reaching effects on the community and its preventable nature. Research on prevention Research on the prevention of child maltreatment focuses on home visitation programs, abusive head trauma prevention programs, and parent training programs (Krugman, Lane, & Walsh, 2007)....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Child Abuse and the System - Can someone help. I feel alone. Why won’t they hold me. Why don’t they love me. A child that has been neglected, beaten, and unloved are crying out. When child abuse comes up in a conversation or just a thought that passes through when a story about another child being mistreated pops up on the news is a topic that most people have a hard time grasping or even understanding. Child abuse is a physical abuse but also can be an emotional one as well that is caused by a parent, guardian or someone else who is suppose to take care and protect them....   [tags: child protective services, protecting children] 1184 words
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Effects of Child Abuse - ... “During a one-year period in the U.S., 16% of youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized.” ( Finkelhor. "Child Sexual Abuse Statistics." Child Sexual Abuse Statistics. Web. 14 Apr. 2014). Some of the symptoms a child may show who are older in adolescence might be depression; they might not do that well in school, aggression. The child could start feeling trapped if he/she knows the person than they feel like they might some type of loyalty to that person, and in some cases the abuser might threaten the victim....   [tags: physical and emotional abuse, neglect] 642 words
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Child Abuse and Maltreatment - Child maltreatment is described as any form of physical harm towards an individual, neglect, emotional, physical, and or sexual abuse which may result in injuries or could emotionally harm a child (Echlin, 1995). Children who have been victims of abused normally display patterns of maladaptive behaviors (Echlin, 1995). Even though some behaviors are frequently seen in most children at one point , when they are prevalent and long-lasting, rather than isolated and temporary they may designate child abuse (Echlin, 1995)....   [tags: behaviors, abuse, victims, relationships]
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Overview of Child Abuse - A 19-year-old new mother, named Sheryl asked her boyfriend to watch her 8-month-old baby while she went shopping. Her boyfriend kindly agreed assuming that the baby would fall asleep, and he would continue watching the game. However like most newborn babies, Sheryl’s child was a little fussy and was crying. That caused Sheryl’s boyfriend to get annoyed and agitated. He went over to the baby, picked him up and shook him hard. When Sheryl came home she found her baby injured, unfortunately what happened to Sheryl’s baby it’s something that happens to many children in America every day....   [tags: Child Exploitation, Domestic Disturbance]
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Child Abuse and Revicitmization - “Women with a childhood abuse history are around 1.4 to 3.7 times more likely to be sexually assaulted in adulthood, and a majority (around 59%) of women with either childhood sexual assaults (CSA) or adult assaults have experienced both” (Cloitre & Rosenberg, 2006). Revictimization for prior victims is an important topic in our society. Knowing and understanding the cycle of abuse can help prevent future victimization for such a vulnerable population. “This interest is grounded in evidence that persons who experience one victimization (an assault, a burglary, sexual abuse, etc.) are at greater risk for subsequent victimizations and the obvious merit of interrupting this pattern” (Weisel, 20...   [tags: Childhood Abuse History, Sexual Assault]
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Child Abuse and Later Maladjustment in Adulthood - In this paper, the researcher will address the adjustment issues often seen in individuals who were abused early in their childhood. Abuse can be traumatic for any individual but it is especially troubling when endured at one of the most vulnerable developmental stages of the person’s life. Although intervention has been known to help dramatically, children can be easily manipulated into keeping the abuse a secret. For this reason, an emphasis is placed on the importance of professionals constantly interacting with children, being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse, so that any suspicions can be immediately reported....   [tags: sexual abuse, physical abuse, saint lucia]
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Child Abuse Globally - Introduction Background of the Study Child abuse is a global problem that has received tremendous attention in Western Countries. The term “Child Abuse” refers to intentional acts that result in physical or emotional harm to children. Child abuse covers a wide range of behavior from physical assault by parents or other adult caretakers to neglect of child basic need. Traditionally, parent or adult have been entrusted by the society with the responsibility of caring for and guiding their childrens’ best interest....   [tags: Abuse, Neglect, Discipline, Psychology]
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The Effects of Child Abuse on a Child´s Education - Child abuse has become a chronic and common issue in the country today. In the United States of America, an estimated three million children are victims of abuse every year. Whether the abuse is physical, emotional, sexual, or neglect, the scars can be deep and can have a negative effect on a child’s education. According to academic research preformed at Brown University in April 1996, it was noted that abused children have a harder time maintaining good grades in school due to their stressful home lives, which leads to a lack of focus in the classroom....   [tags: abuse, conscious development, neglect] 1281 words
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Impact of Child Abuse on Mental Health - Methodology The method that is being used to observe the impact of child abuse on mental health in older adults (aged 65 and older) is quantitative research . By using the quantitative research design, researchers are able to get a numeric answer to this research question. The researcher is trying to figure out how previous child abuse affects a person during this age group (65& up) and how it affects their mental health as well. Thorough research has been conducted on the impact of childhood abuse on younger adults, or adults younger than age 65 (Sullivan, T....   [tags: Abuse, Children, Teenagers, Mental Health]
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Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - Child abuse is the physical or emotional mistreatment of a child by a parent, guardian, or other person. Information of child abuse, including sexual abuse, beating, and murder, have climbed in the United States and some authorities believe that the number of cases is under reported. Child neglect is sometimes integrated in legal definitions of child abuse to cover instances of starvation, abandonment, and insufficient care of a child's safety. When reported, child maltreatment cases are intricate by poor foster care services and a legal system that has trouble obliging to the susceptible nature of children(Child Maltreatment, 2015)....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Child Abuse in The Middle East - ... No one wants to see a child getting abused for no absolute reason. People in organizations put in time and effort to see child abuse stop, but somehow there is just no way around it. There are many organizations on the internet sending emails, letters, and voicemails trying to get people to see how brutal child abuse is and to get people against it. Some people in this world are for child abuse, mostly parents. Parents tend to abuse their children behind close doors. Some adults believe that spanking a child is considered non abusive but it is....   [tags: detention centers, shaken baby]
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Is Spanking a Form of Child Abuse? - ... Spanking was known to be applied toward children in the Inupiaq tribe of Alaska thousands of years ago to eliminate bad behavior, and has been used in schools in the African nation of Botswana to prevent children from drinking alcohol. The practice of spanking is commonly endorsed by most religions, including Christianity (“Corporal punishment deep rooted”). Spanking is an important aspect of a child’s social development and should not be considered an evil form of abuse. In her argument, Debra Saunders says that there is an obvious difference between beating a child and spanking a child, and parents know the boundary....   [tags: discipline, yelling, social development] 631 words
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The Cruel Practice of Child Abuse - ... Child abuse will more than likely plan a part in my future career, even though I wish it wouldn’t. For my future career I hope to become a teacher in a middle or high school for history. Child abuse would play a role in this because teachers are the ones make the most reports against child cruelty. The one good thing about becoming a teacher is that I could help to protect those children from living that kind of life. According to dosomething.org child abuse happens at every socioeconomic level, meaning that whether a child’s parents are super rich, or dirt poor they still have the chance of being abused....   [tags: consequences, psychological scarring] 1230 words
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Disciplinary Spanking Is Not Child Abuse - Child abuse is an issue within society that effects the lives of not only the victims but also the lives of many people in the social order. Child abuse is any mistreatment or neglect of a child that results in non-accidental injury or harm and which cannot be logically explained. There are several forms of abuse and neglect and many state governments have developed their own legal description of what constitutes child maltreatment for the purposes of removing a child and prosecuting a criminal charge....   [tags: Effective Use of Corporal Punishment] 1640 words
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Child Abuse in The Middle East - Child abuse is a very sore subject in the Middle East. Children are beat daily, for almost no reason at all. There are many signs of child abuse; bruises, broken bones, scratches, deep cuts, etc, They are also taken to concentration camps, and are kidnapped and put in military hands daily without notifying their parents. Organizations all around the world are trying to help prevent this horrific abuse but due to the citizens beliefs and religions claiming they have done it for centuries, they will not change it just because someone doesn’t like it....   [tags: rape, education, war]
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Child Abuse: An Inexcusable Crime - Child abuse occurs in families of all different social classes and of all different cultures. According to the Heritage Foundation, abuse and neglect of American children has increased 134% since 1980 ("The Child Abuse Crisis”). No excuse for child abuse exists. Children are among the most defenseless group of people in society, and to harm those who are defenseless is simply unacceptable. Abusers may make excuses for their actions or even deny they are harming the child, but they are wrong. Child abuse causes significant damage to the victim’s physical and psychological health, the victim’s behavior and social skills, and society as a whole....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Is Corporal Punishment Child Abuse? - Hitting, fighting, screaming, ignoring, unnecessary touching, are all examples of child abuse. Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. (Smith, and Segal). There are four types of child abuse, physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect. Physical abuse is any type of injury a child may receive, such as scars, bruises, and other visible injuries, which can occur from hitting, slapping, kicking and other types of violence....   [tags: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect]
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The Fight Against Child Abuse - Could you imagine how children must feel when they are abused by someone that is supposed to love and protect them, and nothing is done to help them. For this reason, it is important to realize there are legislative laws protecting child abusers from hate crimes, and excuses certain people from mandated reporting abuse. In fact, almost 5 children die every day as a result of abuse (Child Help, 2011). Also, money is spent to convict and imprison child abusers which could be put towards programs that help people to recognize and prevent abuse....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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The Affect of Child Abuse - ... Despite of the fact that many countries have put stringent and punitive measures on those found guilty of child abuse, this social ill is still prevalent. Numerous studies and research world over, have linked child abuse to numerous social effects in adulthood life, for example, a study on child abuse showed that many adults with child abuse experience have a distinct disordered eating behaviors (Dworkin, 2014). Child sexual abuse has also been linked to dating violence, studies have approximated that 20 percent to 40 percent of dating violence is as a result of child abuse....   [tags: sexual, behavior, re-victimization] 608 words
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The Tragedy of Child Abuse - Each day in the United States more than three children die as a result of child abuse (Giardino, 2010). This statistic is too high and there need to be changes to overcome this problem. As a parent you are expected to take of your children and treat them the right way. This is not always the case and children end up being abused in the home were they are supposed to feel safe. Changes need to be made to medical awareness to help keep children safe. Imagine being a child abused constantly by an adult who should be taking care of them....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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The Effect of Child Abuse - The Effects of Child Abuse “Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones… [it] also leaves deep, lasting scars” (Saisan). There are many forms of child abuse, but all the types can hurt children now and in the future. There is neglect, which is the most common; it is when a guardian fails to give a child what is needed to live such as food and shelter. Physical abuse is when someone hurts a child and causes physical health problems. There is emotional abuse or neglect which is when a person puts down a child or fails to give adequate love and attention....   [tags: worthlessness, self-steem]
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Sexual Assault and Child Abuse - There are many different types of victims we have discussed over the course of this class, but we’re only going to talk about two types in the following paper. These two types of victims are common just as any another victim across America. These include sex assault victims and child abuse victims, which are both primary victims in cases. The two share a tie together, both are a victim of abuse and can cause lifelong consequences, but they also pose many differences as well. Many questions arise when talking about victims, for example why is a child or adult being abused and what are the life altering affects to these actions....   [tags: Compare Contrast]
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The Effects of Child Abuse - Child abuse is the physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child. This ferocious act is happening to thousands of children behind closed doors all around the world. The abusers feel a sense of power when participating in the abuse but show nothing but weakness by using their violence against the innocence of a child. It is a violent, disturbing, and vicious criminal act that often leads to terrible outcomes including academic, criminal, emotional, and physical problems. These problems can occur as long term or short term effects....   [tags: physical maltreatment, sexual molestation]
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Child Abuse in Society, a Prevalent Concern Today - Child abuse is a prevalent concern in today’s society that is often misunderstood or neglected. Children among all social classes and age suffer physical, emotional, and sexual abuse on a regular basis. Adolescents frequently suffer from physical and emotional effects as a consequence of their parents’ abuse. Kids suffer from anxiety towards their own homes and parents for the fear of abuse or neglect. This abuse is understood to primarily be in the homes of uneducated or unfortunate parents. However, child abuse surpasses all racial, cultural, religious, and economic boundaries....   [tags: physical, sexual and emotional abuse]
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Music Therapy and Child Abuse - Literature Review The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between survivors of child abuse in music therapy sessions on reported self-esteem and perceived locus of control. Sawyer and Judd (2012) define child abuse as a “tragedy that harms children psychologically, emotionally and physically while disrupting healthy development.” Survivors of childhood trauma must live in fear of the accused perpetrator, go to numerous court proceedings, and manage complications associated with changes in family dynamics....   [tags: Traumatic Events. Music, Study, Control Group]
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Psychological Effects of Child Abuse - Due to the rise of domestic violence in many families, psychologists are helping affected children cope and confront their emotional imprisonment by using various methods. Over the years, there has been a drastic increase in domestic violence cases. In many instances, the children are most affected in the involvement of the violent disputes. Psychologists study the behaviors of affected children and develop a plan of treatment that aim towards the child’s overall health. Psychologists provide the best treatment by immersing themselves inside the child’s situation and connecting with what the child sees....   [tags: Domestic Violence, Treatment, Therapy]
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Methods for Reducing Child Abuse - ... CHI's Founder, Jeroo Billimoria, had been working with street children as a social worker. She gave the children her telephone number and told them to call if they needed any help. Ironically, the telephone did not stop ringing and here where the idea was started of launching such a service. Officially, the organization was established in 2003 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where Jeroo was now based. One of the most important and special term in the organization and the service that is the confidentiality of the complaints are guaranteed which is an advantage over many organizations providing the same service.According to CHI(what we do), CHI's main objectives for the 2011-2015 strategic...   [tags: physical, psychological and mental complications] 1499 words
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Alcohol, Drugs and Child Abuse - ... A child learns by example, if the parents do not show these traits to their children then they will most likely do what they know in later life, which is what needs to be avoided as much as possible. They learn that hitting is an acceptable punishment when another child tries to take their toy. That child learns that it is admissible to talk down to their girlfriend or wife on into adulthood. This could be prevented. For children to be taught these things through the actions of a parent or caregiver is just unacceptable....   [tags: caretaker, suicide, bulimia] 1356 words
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Newsworthiness of Child Abuse Cases - ... The second concept that will be discussed is the dark figure of crime which refers to the amount of crime that is unknown where the offences have either not been detected by the police or have not been reported to the police due to a number of reasons (Bottomley and Pease, 1986). An example of the dark figure of crime in a New Zealand context was shown in the Lillybing case where the aunties had seen that Hinewaioriki was bleeding from her vagina. They both knew that something serious had occurred and chose not to report to the police due to the consequences they knew that they would face if they brought the injury up to the attention of medical people....   [tags: media culture]
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The Effects of Child Abuse - ... According to the child protective agencies & services ( the CPS & CSA ) in a yearly federal report the a unworldly wide rate has gone up. Neglecting has been the most common , having a rate of 78.3%, physical abuse is 17.6%, sexual abuse at 9.2% and physiological is at 8.1 %. Physical abuse is aggression physically injuries directed by an adult. Often this type of abuse is confused with child discipline. Many bruises and broken bones have merely passed by the eyes of tha law as accidents, disobedient children and/or discipline....   [tags: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect] 607 words
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Theories Relating to Child Abuse - Theories Relating to Child Abuse Child abuse relates to the behavioral or learning theory because “it sees human behavior as almost entirely determined through learning that takes place as a result of reinforcement of our behaviors by others or as a result of our observation of behaviors modeled by others” (Schriver, 2011). “Theories are necessary to explain and to contain the complexities of our lives” (Newberger, 1983). Based upon this theory, child abuse is a reflection of what is normalized in the household....   [tags: behavioral learning, children]
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Pediatric Reports of Child Abuse - Most reported abuse happen in kids younger than three years old. Sometimes, if what the parent tells the technologist what happened does not correlate with the pathology seen, then a strong case of child abuse can be made. Child abuse is classified into six major types, such as: Neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological maltreatment, medical neglect and other abuse. Radiology can assist confirmation of child abuse in all categories but radiography has a strong role in physical abuse (Bontrager, 2014)....   [tags: neglect, physical, trauma]
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Adapting To Life After Child Abuse: Dave Pelzer - It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games that left him nearly dead. Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing and no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive....   [tags: family relations, abuse, parents]
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Literature Review on Recognizing and Reporting Suspected Child Abuse - Literature Review In the article on “Recognizing and Reporting Suspected Child Abuse”, it brought out that how parents discipline their children was sometimes severe.  In my research, I found that when it comes to punishment that was physical and it’s an actual form of abuse whether it comes from a parents, teacher, and etc. Some of the states had restricted foster parents spanking their step children and that abuse is an act of commission.  The problem was that there were as “three million cases of suspected child abuse being reported in the United States each year (Gullatt and E.Stockton pg.20).” That is a lot of cases that had been reported and the victims of the child had gone through m...   [tags: punishment, physical, abuse, school] 2449 words
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Child Abuse and Cognitive Psychology - ... They found 48 risks factors altogether 14 were biological and psychological factors and 34 were environmental factors (Sylvestre and Merette, 2010). Many of these factors were then measured by doing surveys with the parents. The other factors that needed to be assessed were measured in the parents of the neglected children. Some examples of these factors included measuring the parents level of stress using the french version of the parenting stress index (PSI), and also measuring their resources using the Perceived Adequacy Resources scale (PARS) (Sylvestre and Merette, 2010)....   [tags: anguage and neuroimaging] 1489 words
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Child Abuse and Sex Trafficking - ... Alessandra Serano, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of California, said that "you can sell drugs once but you can sell a girl thousands of times." It is a growing problem that schools all over America have to address that to the teachers, education staff, students and others to be aware of that problem and also to look at possible symptoms of sexually trafficking amongst peers. Often the scenario where teenagers are trying to escape from the abusive family, homeless and hopeless with thinking that those "sugar daddies" would make their life better ("Child Incest & Its Devastating Effects in Adulthood")....   [tags: profitable crime, human trafficking] 1635 words
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Ritual Abuse in America - Ritual abuse is an extreme, sadistic form of abuse of children and non-consenting adults. The abusers of innocent children hold no mercy as they psychologically, physically, and emotionally torture their victims to do their bidding. When the victims are finally set free, they are forbidden to talk about what happens to them in fear that they, or their family, will be killed. Ritual abuse occurs within every region of our country, (MacDonald & Sarson, 2002); this paper will present concrete statistics to substantiate this statement....   [tags: Child Abuse] 2075 words
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How Child Abuse and Neglect Affect Childhood - Child maltreatment can affect any child, usually aged 0-18, and it occurs across socioeconomic, religious, ethnic or even educational backgrounds. Arguably, child abuse and neglect is a violation of basic human rights of a child resulting from social, familial, psychological and economic factors (Kiran, 2011). Familial factors include lack of support, poverty, single parenthood, and domestic violence among others, (McCoy and Keen, 2009). The common types of child maltreatment include physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect, and sexual abuse among others....   [tags: social issues, child maltreatment]
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Child Abuse Versus Discipline and Their Respective Consequences - Raising a child is a challenging life task that is given over to individuals all over the world without an instruction manual. People must learn by experience how to nurture, care for, and provide for miniature versions of themselves for almost two decades in most cultures. Discipline plays a major role in raising a child because most parents truly want what is best for their children and want them to grow up to be responsible, respectable, and successful adults; however, in some unfortunate cases, parents misinterpret the term discipline and in turn end up abusing their children....   [tags: Raising a Child, Parenting]
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Parties that Usually Report Child Abuse to Authorities - Name the types of third parties that usually report child neglect or abuse to the authorities. When children are hurt physically, emotionally, or sexually it is known to be child abuse. Children are known to be neglected when they are not getting the proper attention needed for children. When children are neglected or abused in any way it is the responsibility of others to report such acts to the authorities as to what they have witnessed first-hand or signs of abuse or neglect seen after the fact, these people who reports such acts are known as third parties....   [tags: Child Neglect, Sexual, Emotional]
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Prevention of Child Abuse - Every year there are hundreds of thousands cases of children abuse occurring in the United States (Richardson 2002). In fact, there has been an increasing amount of attention being given to the problem of child abuse in recent years. Most attention is paid to this problem of child abuse in the media. This is as a measure to fight and reduce it. However, according to Christie, (2013), The Director of Arizona’s child welfare system said that many of child abuse reports have gone uninvestigated in recent years....   [tags: Reports, Legislative Measures]
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Child Abuse and Neglect - The abuse of children is not new. It dates back to biblical times. During recent years, child abuse has had a rise in the public eye. According to the nationally known website Childabuse.com, there are four types of child abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect (Childabuse), each with its own unique set of characteristics, each affecting a child differently, and each noticeable, stoppable, and preventable. The first type of child abuse is physical abuse. Childabuse.com stated that, this type of abuse should be stopped as soon as possible, for it could result in death....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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