Case Study: The Victims Of Child Abuse

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The Victims of Child Abuse Children are the most innocent human beings in our world, but they are the most vulnerable to be a victims of child abuse. The number of kids suffering from a type of mistreatment is rising in the city of Dallas. In February of 2015, Child Protective Services was investigating 571 cases of child abuse in Dallas County, a year later the number increased to 1,349 cases. The rising child abuse cases in Dallas are piling up; therefore, CPS investigator are becoming overwhelmed and are simply giving up. In fact, more CPS investigators are leaving their jobs than ever. Marissa Gonzales, a spokeswoman for Child Protective Services, claims that CPS investigators are leaving the department at a rate of 57% each year (Garrett,…show more content…
According to the American Humane Association, approximately 63% of children experience abuse by being neglected. This means that an alarming number of children are not being care for properly and are lacking supervision. These children suffer from malnutrition and are constantly in danger. In most cases, parents fail to provide the necessary care to keep a child healthy by depriving them from essential needs like appropriate clothes, a good hygiene and a safe shelter. This is not because the caregiver or parent is in a poor economical state, but because they are occupied with drugs or other activities that are distracting their attention from caring for their children. Some of the signs of child neglect are very obvious like slower development, such as communication, growth and behavior. The lack of positive interaction with others or simply a child’s parents decreases the child’s…show more content…
This form of abuse includes physical, emotional and mental harm to a child. The abuse is done when an adult engages in inappropriate physical contact with a child. It can be done through indecent exposure, rape or inappropriate touching. In the United States about 21% of adults have been victims of sexual abuse. In fact, the number is not quite known since many cases never get reported. “Perpetrators report that they look for passive, quiet, troubled, lonely children from single parent or broken homes” (Budin & Johnson, 1989). These quiet and lonely victims become uncomfortable and ashamed that they may never talk about what they experienced. In this case is crucial that we learn to keep an eye out for any signs that can rescue a child from sexual abuse. While the signs can be hidden to people, the actions and behavior of an abused child can be noticeable. Children who are victim may show difficulty sitting, walking or may have frequent urinary tract infections. Their behavior may also become poor with signs of depression, aggression, worriedness and anxiety. Kids are too young to know about what is inappropriate behavior between a child and another individual. Ending Child
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