The effects of the physical abuse on the child will negatively affect the child's mental state. These mental effects could also be connected to the amount of crimes that are committed by orphans after they leave the care of the orphanage. Another problem that the children face after being released from the orphanage, is if they have children they will inflict the same amount of torture that they faced as a child. These problems are becoming more and more frequent all over the world, especially third world countries where child abandonment is already a problem. This could be related to the mental abuse that is inflicted on the children.
The types of abusive traumas that children can experience involve physical, mental or emotional, as well as sexual that can lead to a variety of manifestations as they mature ranging from inflicting the same harm on their children or other younger children to more deadly crimes such as serial killing. In general, child physical abuse can be a hard topic to discuss among those who truly care for children. Next to child neglect comes along child abuse. Children, Women and even men are abused. Abuse comes from the dominated figure in the relationship.
Reunification with a parent is the most common goal that is set forth by Child Protective Services even though recurrent abuse is likely to happen based upon the prior type of abuse and the age of the child (Connell et al., 2009). Child maltreatment is becoming a prevalent problem that has numerous consequences for both the child and family. The Center of Disease Control and prevention defines child abuse as any act or series of events that results in harm, potential harm or threatens the child’s safety (Webb, 2007). While many people believe that child maltreatment is simply physical many other forms of maltreatment occur; sexual abuse, neglect and abandonment are also common forms of abuse. Domestic Violence is also included in the definition of child maltre... ... middle of paper ... ...l parents as soon as the home is safe again.
A divorce can affect a child psychologically, intellectually, and even behaviorally. Children can suffer physiologically from things like depression, intellectually by having trouble in school and behaviorally by having trouble in social settings. Legally, a divorce is a single event, but from a psychological standpoint, it is a complicated, multilevel issue. Things like identity confusion, depression, and anxiety are all areas of psychological concern this paper will address. Through this explanation, I will demonstrate the harmful effects divorce has on children.
There are many forms of childhood maltreatment. All of which can and do cause both physical and mental issues to the victims. Childhood physical abuse can cause grave physical injuries and even death. Children who are physically abused are more likely to experience cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems as they grow up, such as depression, anxiety, misbehavior, substance abuse problems, and can grow up to be abusers themselves. Many people have a hard time understanding why anyone would hurt a child.
There are many different types of child abuse but all in all the outcome will always be the emotional toll that child receives. Physical child abuse is when someone deliberately tries to cause bodily harm to a child, for whatever reason lea... ... middle of paper ... ...but still not always able to mentally understand why or what happened to them. This takes a great toll on the life of an individual depending on how bad the abuse was, and it can cause a lot of mental and emotional confusion. Many child abuse victims do not know how to keep the right mind set and become mentally unstable. This adds a lot of unnecessary conflict to the world that could be prevented all with just an ordinary person standing up for what is right.
As a consequence of child abuse, children can have improper brain development, anxiety, impaired social skills, depression, and an increased risk for engaging in risky behaviors (CDC, 2017). Not only does child abuse effect individuals, but it also can affect the family of the abused child. The Oregon Department of Human Services (2009) commented that the structure of a family can be greatly impacted by child abuse. It is not uncommon to see children who have been taken from their families and placed in protective services. If a child is abused by a family member or other adult, the parents of the abused child can feel guilty and become emotionally distressed from not protecting their child (Oregon Department of Human Services, 2009).
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.
The effect of childhood abuse has become extremely severe and is the most widespread form of abuse. The involvement of childhood abuse is considered a stressful event and it consist of several negative effects on three dominant forms of abuse: emotional, physical, sexual abuse. The abuse event and abuse effects provided short term and long term consequences of abuse, which include: psycho-pathological and physiological vulnerabilities. Childhood emotional abuse happens when the parent or caregiver neglects, terrorizes, rejects, or ignore the child, or verbally assaults the child. The emotional abuse experiences will most likely become a stressful event to children.
Depression and post traumatic stress disorder are two of the main illnesses seen in children after being exposed to domestic violence. Among depression and post traumatic stress disorder, there are multiple sub-categories to help place the severity of the disorder. Many influences can change the severity of a disorder in the child including but not limited to: length of exposure, type of exposure, and time-lapse since the exposure. Domestic violence is defined as violence between members of a household such as that of a married couple or a parent to one’s child. Some cases of domestic violence can just be through witnessing while some of the more scarring events occur directly to the child.