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Physical Abuse and Neglect on Children - Physical Abuse and Neglect on Children Research has shown the relationship between the types of child abuse. According to some research, it has been stated that there are three major forms of child abuse: physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. Studies have also demonstrated reliable evidences to support how these forms of child abuse affects children and their adulthood relationship. According to some research performed by some authors, experts who work in the field of child-care are now able to identify and understand the psychological problems that abused victims are likely to develop later in their adulthood stage....   [tags: problems that will develop from child abuse]
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Physical Abuse when Dating - Dating violence has been around for many years, but rarely spoken about in terms of prevention. However, over time it has become an important topic not only for adults but for youths due to the increase of incidents. Prevention programs have been enacted to engage youth in learning how to identify and react properly to such occurrences. Schools have begun to teach their educators how to identify the signs of abuse and to provide the necessary tools for students to leave unhealthy relationships. However, it does not end there as many communities are now becoming involved in programs that promote healthy relationships through peer groups and social media....   [tags: dating, physical violence, prevention programs]
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Breaking the Cycle of Physical Abuse - Physical abuse is defined as “an act of another party involving contact intended to cause feelings of physical pain, injury or any other physical suffering or bodily harm.” (Wikipedia, 2014) Unfortunately, abuse is quite common. Studies show that women involved in intimate relationships are the most common to be abused. This type of physical abuse can also be defined as domestic violence. “An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2003) Abuse typically follows a cycle....   [tags: pain, injury, suffering]
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Counseling Childhood Physical Abuse - To counsel a child who has come from an abusive home it is imperative for the counselor to know and recognize the signs and effect of abuse before assessment and eventual treatment can occur.  One of the greatest plights a child may face during their childhood is abuse.  Even afterward the effects of abuse can last a lifetime, but it has no control of how a child will act when they become an adult, though many blame past abuse on current actions.   Knowing the signs is the easiest ways to recognize abuse, especially physical abuse....   [tags: Signs, Effects, Abusive Homes, Abused Children]
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Bullying and Physical Abuse - Many students enter school with the hopes of become our next president, a doctor, a lawyer, teacher or nurse. Although this is their goal, many students are not able to reach their full potential due to an ongoing issue that many students face in school. It is an issue that affects millions each year around the world. This issue not only affects children but also adults. This issue is bullying. Bullying can take many forms: physical abuse, verbal abuse, and/or cyber bullying. Physical abuse in bullying is pushing, hitting, slapping, pinching, kicking, biting, and hair pulling....   [tags: students, schools, cyber bullying] 782 words
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Preventing Physical Abuse - Imagine being a three year old little boy and being attacked by your mother for going to the bathroom in your pants. A little boy named Noah was brutally beaten to death for doing something any three year old would accidently do. His mother and her boyfriend had spanked and punched him leading to his last breath. (Carlson) This is an example of physical abuse. Physical abuse is the infliction of physical injury to a person. (Martin 10) There is no leading cause to this type of abuse. Physical abuse takes up 22.4% of all types of abuse in the United States....   [tags: Ethical Issues] 2195 words
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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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Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse in Women - ... (Lewis, et al., 2012) For instance, lesbian woman report more intimate partner violence than do heterosexual women. Also, the prevalence of a substance use disorder is reportedly higher for lesbian women than heterosexual women. These researchers stress the importance of examining the specific drug being used when relating it to intimate partner violence. (Lewis, et al., 2012) They believe specific drugs have a higher correlation with intimate partner violence than others. In a study of 104 lesbians, thirty-seven percent admitted to currently being in an abusive relationship....   [tags: physical abuse]
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The impact of Sexual Abuse on Children - It was not until recent that studies would present the impact sexual abuse has had on children. Little is known about adults who have been sexually abused. A sexually abused child has been an unspoken phrase dating as far back as the early 1970s (Finkelhor, 1984). Studies on those children who have been sexually abused are rare, although they are presented at a disproportionate rate to their counterparts. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is based on official statistics which concurs with the preceding statement (Briere & Runtz 1986)....   [tags: Child Abuse, Physical Abuse] 829 words
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Physical and Emotional Abuse of an Elder - The number of elders who are abused in this country and around the world each day is growing at an astonishing rate be it from individuals or institutions. As many as one in ten older adults and one in two people with dementia are victims of elder abuse. Unfortunately, for every case that gets reported there are 23 that go unreported. ("Get Info," 2014) as you can see from the statistics elder abuse is not uncommon in the United States. Any elder has the potential of being physically, emotionally, sexually, or financially abused by another individual....   [tags: self-neglect, inflicting mental pain] 2582 words
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Teenage Relationship Abuse as a Nationwide Problem - Abuse in teenage relationships has become a nationwide problem in the United States whether it is physical or mental. Teenage relationship abuse is getting closer to home even though many believe it doesn’t occur in their community. It has been found in a nationwide survey that 9.4 percent of high school students have been in a physical relationship.(Center for Disease Control and Prevention par.3) Since many teenagers believe it is okay to hit or mistreat one another the amount of abuse in relationships is getting higher thus affecting teenagers in various forms....   [tags: physical abuse, substance abuse, ]
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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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The Impact of Child Physical Abuse on Academic Achievement and Behavior - The Impact of Child Physical Abuse on Academic Achievement and Behavior In modern society, a child’s performance in school is considered an indicator of their abilities to create a successful future. Most children receive the love and support from their parents which contributes to adequate school performance. However, for children who are physically abused, school can add an incredible amount of pressure to an already stressful life. In regards to this paper, the term child physical abuse refers to the intentional acts of injury or harm to a person under the age of 18 by a parent or caregiver....   [tags: performance, mental health, sucess]
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Corporal Punishment Is Physical Abuse - Corporal Punishment Is Physical Abuse Corporal punishment is the execution of a judicially imposed sentence that inflicts a manner of physical pain upon the offenders body without killing him. In the past corporal punishment included flogging, whipping, branding and facial or bodily mutilation of all types. Corporal punishment also refers to the discipline of children at home and in schools but it was made illegal for punishing schoolchildren in 1986. Historically, corporal punishment was used in the ancient law codes of Hammurabi and Moses, in laws of Sparta and other Greek city states, in early Christian church teachings and in Anglo-Saxon common laws....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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Does Sexual Abuse in Adolescents Lead to Homosexuality? - This study is about whether there is a correlation between physical and sexual abuse in adolescents becoming homosexual. Throughout past research there has been no direct correlation in stating is does cause adolescents to become homosexual. The event of someone changing their sexual identity is when they gone through some traumatic situation in their life. The tests we ran for this study are The Life Experience Questionnaire, The Lesbian Internalized Homophobic Scale, and The Acceptance and Action Questionnaire....   [tags: Physical Abuse and Gays]
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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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Taking a Look at Abuse in a Relationship - Since women often appeared trapped by violence, researchers surveyed women, who were in an abusive relationship at one time, to figure out why they remained with their partners. They found that the women currently involved in an abusive relationship viewed their partner positively, while women who had left the relationship tended to see the negative effects. Although they were abused, the women still in the relationship also received affection from the man. Thus, these women appear to use coping strategies to mask the abuse inflicted and convince themselves to remain in the harmful situation....   [tags: violence, physical and emotional abuse] 701 words
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Physical Abuse, Physiological Abuse in The Color Purple by Alice Walker - ... all my life (42)” (Fiske). Her husband Harpo, tried to have control over her but she thought better of herself and refused to let that happen. Celie did not understand why Sofia did not have to fight in her marriage like her and Mr._ did. Jealous of Sofia, Celie suggested that Harpo do the same thing that Mr._ does to her (Hall). Sofia would not let anything go down without fighting back. Harpo tried to beat her but he did not expect things got worse because she fought back. The way that Sofia acts starts to make Celie relies that she does not have to be treated like this....   [tags: altercation, celie, relationship] 1880 words
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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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The Worse Types of Domestic Abuse - Somewhere in the world at this very moment, people are being abused. They will be left with bruises, cuts, broken bones, and scars. There are many reasons why people need to speak out against domestic violence. One reason is that statistics show that most abusers will continue to abuse until they are arrested. Another reason is that domestic violence does not only physically harm a person; it also mentally harms the victim and any children involved. The third reason is that help is available. People of all races, education levels, and ages experience domestic abuse....   [tags: emotional abuse, physical, sexual] 601 words
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Women and Substance Abuse (Why?) - ... Including domestic violence victimization than males that are in treatment. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, women with substance abuse issues are more likely than men to report greater dysfunction in the family of origin and with the lack of adequate role models for parenting. This goes back to the theory that most women turn to substances for self-medicating purposes due to unresolved traumas or events in their lives. Women’s addiction is also different because women not only self-medicate because of traumatic events, but also to function as a working mother/woman in a fast paced world....   [tags: emotional, physical abuse, mental health disorders]
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Physical, Sexual, Emotional Abuse, and Poverty - Introduction Poverty in America is not indicated by a specific income level, as most people think, but instead by a comparison of 48 possible poverty thresholds taking into account family size and composition without regard to geographic locations (Macartney, 2011). For example, the poverty threshold for a family of 5 with two children under the age of 18 would be $27,517 (census.gov 2013); an amount that would be difficult to live off of in major cities where the cost of living is much higher. According to the Current Population Survey, 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplement for the year 2012, there are 46.5 million people in America who are living in poverty, including 21.8 percent of...   [tags: neglect, unsafe living conditions]
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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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Investigating the Long-Term Effects of Physical Child Abuse - Everyday there are children being abused by someone who is supposed to protect them. An estimated 905,000 children were victims of child abuse or neglect in 2006(Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2008). In 1996, more than three million victims of suspected abuse were reported to child protective services agencies in the United States (Baker, 2002). The numbers have changed and still many cases of abuse go unreported. The number of incidences of child abuse rises when the family is under stress, such as being in our economy....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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The Effects of Domestic Violence - “Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten” (American Bar). Just think about how many women have been beaten or coerced into non-pleasurable acts in just one day, when every nine seconds in the United States, some women is being abused. Now, globally, think about how many more people are being domestically abused and even killed. Violence occurring within the family is a prominent fear each family member despises, whereas nobody wants to neither witness it nor be the victim because it’s a sense of fear the whole society faces because it leads to unpleasant dilemmas....   [tags: physical abuse]
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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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Domestic Abuse in American Colleges - After high school, many parents are excited to send their children to college. They send them to schools like Hampton, Harvard, and Yale to get the best college education possible. With this in mind, a loving father is also aware that his little girl is growing up and going to find love soon; but what he doesn’t expect is that his beautiful, precious daughter might be the next victim of domestic violence on a college campus. Over the last year, reports of domestic violence have dramatically grown on the college campuses of this country....   [tags: physical, mental, sexual abuse in universities] 1560 words
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Emotional Abuse Leaves no Physical Marks - Emotional abuse leaves no physical marks. It is invisible to the naked eye. No one is safe from emotional abuse, it can occur anywhere and anytime. I am a victim to emotional abuse, and the scars are still freshly present. Both good and bad came from the abuse, but I view myself as an educator raising awareness, not a victim seeking pity, justice, or tears. Emotional abuse can be anything that hinders a child’s growth: consistently putting someone down, or a parent that fails to show love or affection towards his or her child....   [tags: invisible scars] 535 words
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Child Physical Abuse: Types, Causes and Examples - Child abuse is the intentional, unexplainable infliction of physical, moral, and sexual pain and suffering on a child. It is caused mainly by parents who were maltreated as children themselves. Causes also include stress, poverty, or unemployment. Child abuse consists of various different causes, types, and cases. There are many causes for child abuse, but some project over the rest. In some cases’ children are mistreated when parents or guardians have bad responses to stressful situations or feel powerless....   [tags: essays research papers] 862 words
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Physical Abuse on Women - When a person is young and growing up, he/she witnesses a lot of events and situations that will help him/her grow up. Things that one sees everyday will help a person to grow, but one may not notice that one is maturing until a situation appears. Situations that occur in a person’s life help the person mature and, hopefully, one day, that person will not want to make the same mistakes, that he/she seen others make. When I was younger, I witnessed a female being physically abused by her boyfriend....   [tags: essays research papers] 644 words
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Types of Abuse and the Long Term Effects - Abuse typically is broken down into four different types which include; physical, sexual, emotional or psychological, and neglect (Norman et al., 2012). During the 2012 fiscal year there were an estimated 686,000 abused and neglected children in the United States (Child Maltreatment, 2012). 686,000 includes children who were found by the state to have suffered from at least one form of abuse, and includes the children who died as a result of abuse (Child Maltreatment, 2012). There are many signs and symptoms that can be exhibited by children who suffer abuse, some signs and symptoms overlap, and some are unique to the type of abuse the child is suffering....   [tags: Physical, Secual, Emotional, Psychological, Abuse]
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What is Abuse and What are its Effects on People? - Everyone has either seen, experienced or been a victim of abuse. An inability to directly determine what abuse is leads people to question what actions classifies abuse. Abuse is generally associated with adults, child, animals and the elderly can suffer from mistreatment. A multitude of ways can express the idea of what abuse is. Most recently, the term bullying has become the universal term for children, abusing other children, however that is also a vague explanation. What are the criteria for identifying abuse....   [tags: physical, verbal, emotional, sexual abuse]
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Enduring Physical and Mental Abuse in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs - ... As a matter of fact, if a borrower refuses to select their ethnicity on an application; brokers are inclined to guess the borrower’s race to be in compliance with the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. This is a requirement to ensure mortgage lenders are not discriminating based on race. Hence, mortgage lenders have the right to guess a borrower’s race based on the physical color of skin. In America’s judicial system, the color of skin or race are often equated with criminal behavior. Dr. King once said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” As United States...   [tags: brutality, inequality, discrimination]
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The Gravity of Domestic Violence in America - For generations, the gravity of domestic violence in America has been disregarded and glossed over; perhaps it is because 60 percent of all domestic violence takes place at home. Domestic violence is defined as, the situation in which an intimate partner or someone you live with attacks you and tries to hurt you, often including physical assault, sexual assault, and bullying. “Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes.” (safehorizon.org) Domestic violence at home is altering the psychological state of children, creating a huge impact on their lives and their future....   [tags: physical abuse, behavior, judgement]
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Tactics Abusers Use to Control Their Victim - Over seven billion people in the world and many unfortunate receive the toll of abuse, either by seeing it or experiencing it firsthand. In all countries around the world abuse flourishes. In the United States one in three women, one in four men, and one in five teenage girls experienced a type of abuse according to the National Institute of Justice. A top concern for ninety-two percent of women is domestic and sexual abuse ("Domestic Violence Statistics"). Sexual, emotional, physical, neglect, or financial abuse leaving lasting effects on children, elders, and victims of all ages....   [tags: sexual, verbal and physical abuse]
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Negative Effects Of and Alternatives To Corporal Punishment - With an impression of his father’s belt buckle on his backside, he trudged to bed too upset to think of anything besides the physical pain of the spanking and the emotional pain from upsetting his father. He forgot to study for an important test, and he took his anger out on the teacher who then sent the boy to the principal’s office for disrespecting the teacher and disrupting the class. The principal took a wooden paddle and swatted the child; when he brought the failed test home, his father struck him with the belt again....   [tags: physical abuse, discipline]
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The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics: An Intervention for Early Childhood Neglect - In the United States, mistreating a child is extremely looked down upon. Many people reason that children are incapable of caring for themselves, and as such, it is a moral responsibility for adults to care for them. Sadly, this sense of moral obligation does not protect children from being maltreated. Child maltreatment is a term that encapsulates both child abuse and neglect. Child neglect accounts for 49% of all reported cases of maltreatment and is the most common form of child maltreatment (McCoy & Keen, 2009, p....   [tags: child maltreatment, physical abuse]
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Bullying Those with Special Needs and Disabilities - Bullying is mean and mean stinks. Bullying, however, goes well beyond mean. The term is commonly defined as "the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include an intentional act to hurt or harm someone, an imbalance of power and repetition” (Lohmann). However defined, bullying is ugly and hurtful and cruel and should be taken very seriously. Children with disabilities are at an even greater risk of being bullied, and it is not only ugly, hurtful and cruel, it is against the law and all steps necessary to eliminate bullying in this population ought to be taken....   [tags: physical abuse, cyberbullying]
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Domestic Violence towards Queer Youth - ... Violence that fits the definition of physical abuse can arise in manners that one may not expect: namely, restriction of movement (such as restraining the victim or preventing entrance or exit from a space), locking the victim out of a space (like a car or a house) or refusal to provide the victim with necessary medication or medical treatment. This sort of violence is extremely problematic, as it can damage not only a queer person’s physical health, but his/her/their emotional and mental health as well....   [tags: physical abuse, injustices] 1596 words
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Typical and Atypical Abuse - Typical and Atypical Abuse Physical and emotional abuse can originate from any source but the majority of the abuse generates from parental or adult figures and is direct toward a timid figure, typically a child. The abuser commonly chooses a more timid recipient because they will be less likely to stand up against the abuser. Physical abuse is maltreatment that involves actual contact between one body part of a person and an other body part of an other person, such as hitting or slapping. Emotional abuse consists of just the opposite: maltreatment that is directed to harming the individual psychologically, such as negative comments or put downs (National Exchange Club Foundation, 2000)....   [tags: Physical Emotional Abuse Abusive Essays]
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Free Yellow Wallpaper Essays: Physical and Mental Abuse - Physical and Mental Abuse in The Yellow Wallpaper What is Abuse. Abuse is not just being hit. Abuse is any action that is harmful or controlling and that affects the well being of another person. Many people use the term "Abuse" to signify physical abuse, but there are many more ways of abusing someone than beating them. Physical abuse is the most horrifying and most noticeable of them all, but it is only one of the many types of abuse. Here are some of the names for different categories of abuse: Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Psychological and Verbal abuse, Forced confinement, abuse towards pets or property, Financial abuse, and Child abuse....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays] 1418 words
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We the Animals by Justin Torres - Justin Torres Novel We the Animals is a story about three brothers who lived a harassed childhood life. There parents are both young and have no permanent jobs to support their family. The narrator and his brothers are delinquents who are mostly outside, causing trouble, causing and getting involved in a lot of problems and barely attending school, which their parents allowed them to do. The narrator and his brothers were physically abused by their father, leading them to become more violent to one another and others, drinking alcohol and dropping out of school....   [tags: child abuse, effects, physical abuse]
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Effects of Violence on Adolescence - Introduction Violence is a malicious act done by a human being that has the intention of harming or killing another living being. Violence is everywhere: in the home, in the school, and in the community. Violence causes negative effects to humans’ mental health. These negative effects may trigger symptoms of posttraumatic stress, depression, and even anxiety. Symptoms of these disorders can be some of the following: anxiousness, avoidant behavior, feeling a loss of motivation, and feeling of uneasiness....   [tags: physical abuse at home]
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Physical & Emotional Abuse in Jane Eyre: How This Affected Jane’s Evolution Into a Dynamic Character - Jane Eyre has been acclaimed as one of the best gothic novels in the Victorian Era. With Bronte’s ability to make the pages come alive with mystery, tension, excitement, and a variety of other emotions. Readers are left with rich insight into the life of a strong female lead, Jane, who is obedient, impatient, and passionate as a child, but because of the emotional and physical abuse she endures, becomes brave, patient, and forgiving as an adult. She is a complex character overall but it is only because of the emotional and physical abuse she went through as a child that allowed her to become a dynamic character....   [tags: literature, Romanticism]
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Effects of Bullying and a Possible Solution - ... 3. Third time offender: Out of school suspension. 4. Fourth time offender: Charges for harassment. Depending on what the offense the bully commits, the punishment could be more extreme. This solution is completely reasonable and can be done. “Cyber bullying has become an increasing public concern in light of recent cases associated with youth suicides that have been reported in the mass media” (Gould). Suicide. This is never the answer, but when someone bullies you to this point it becomes a last resort....   [tags: mental and physical abuse] 1229 words
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Anti-Bullying Laws and the Just Cause - ... (Diamantes, 2010, 306). (STATS)Bullying as a whole has been growing rapidly, especially with the emergence of new technology. Stated in the National Center for Educational Statistics, over seven million students reported bullying while at school. Another one million reported being bullied on the internet. (NCES, 2011, June). According to School Leadership and Counselors Working Together to Address Bullying by Austin, bullying surges in primary school, has its peak during middle school, and tends to dwindle away during high school....   [tags: verbal, physical abuse, cyberbullying, ]
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Domestic Violence: And They Didn't Live Happily Ever After - “And they lived happily ever after...” Little girls all over the world desire their love story to follow the path of these six promising words; but unfortunately for many young dreamers, this fairy tale finale becomes just the opposite of what they crave. These little girls grow up to become young women, and one out of every four will experience some sort of domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence is “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and other abusive behavior perpetrated by one intimate partner against the other.” While there are occurrences of domestic abuse against men, women account for eighty-five percent of all domestic violence cases...   [tags: sexual, physical and emotional abuse]
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We Need to Pay Attention to Bullying and Cyber Bullying - Violated. Trapped. Afraid. These are the feelings of young victims of cyber bullying. Bullying has metamorphosed into so much more than face-to-face interactions. Now, children cannot escape the torture when they leave social situations. The torment follows them home and has transformed into words laced with hatred and animosity. Behind computer screens, the oppressors may remain anonymous, creating fear of the unknown. Unnamed and unidentified, these online bullies can instill terror in the hearts of those being harassed....   [tags: physical and emotional abuse by peers] 2457 words
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How to Deal with Bullying - “Administrators must work with parents, students and community agencies to address the problem and failing to do so can lead to tragic outcomes” (Holladay 4). Meanwhile support is needed: for the students being bullied or the perpetrators (3. SV: SV). School district can however teach students to be care when they use the internet (Education digest 30). According to an 2006 study found that “40% of preteens and 30% of teens are cyberbullied at school’’ (5). Cyberbullying does not begin at school; the behavior can, have serious negative effects (2.SVC;S,C)....   [tags: verbal, emotional and physical abuse] 632 words
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The Threat of Physical, Emotional, and Mental Abuse if you Disagree: Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale there is a threat of physical, emotional, and mental abuse if you disagree with the established group or party. The Handmaid’s Tale is a book about a “woman victimized by a totalitarian system that attempts to control her thoughts and deny her humanity” (Thomas 90). In The Handmaid’s Tale there are differences between all the women. There are the wives, who are married to the commanders. The commanders are in charge of all the other women. There are the econowives, which are the wives of the low-ranking officials....   [tags: Econowives, Manmade System]
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Psychological and Physical Aspects of Drug Abuse in Adolescent Communities - Unfortunately the abuse of illegal drugs is not uncommon in today’s adolescent communities. Many teenagers today use illicit drugs as a way to deal with everyday pressures such as school, after school jobs, sports activities, domestic violence and peer pressure. Adolescence has been found to be a period of weakening bonds with parents and strengthening bonds with peers (Flay, 1994). Numerous states have experienced an increase in drug related deaths (http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/stats). More than 1 in 10 of today’s youth aged 12-17 were current users of drugs in 1999 (www.usdoj.gov/dea/stats)....   [tags: Adolescent Behavior] 1114 words
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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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