Filthy hair and body odor are an example of a child who regularly has bad hygiene. This may also be because the caregiver is not mentally able to or due to a disability. An additional sign of neglect can also be untreated medical issues. It is considered neglect if the parent chooses not to take care of their child’s medical problems. Lastly, threatening signs of sexual abuse can include difficulty walking or sitting, premature understanding of sex, and pain in the genital area.
These needs consist of lack of food and shelter, medical and mental treatments, failure to educate the child, and ignoring the child’s psychological care and permitting drugs or alcohol use. Sexual abuses on the other hand, are activities that persist of fondling the child’s genitals, incest, sodomy, rape, prostitution, and involving the child in any pornographic production (“Recognize”). Lastly, emotional abuse is the hardest to prove but is always present with other ty... ... middle of paper ... ... types of actions that can be counted as child maltreatment but the four main abuses are physical, neglect, sexual, and emotional. All of these different abuses have many different causes for which they are portrayed. Some of the causes addressed were immaturity of the parent/caretaker, economic crisis they might be going through, difficulties in their relationships, and drug or alcohol problems.
Emotional abuse is the most common abuse due to how easily it can be hidden. Emotional abuse is any attitude, behavior, or failure to act on the part of the caregiver that interferes with a child’s mental health or social development (Robins). Many parents who continually yell or scream at his or her child in a way of threatening or showing no signs of affection turn to this so it will not be picked up on as quick as physical abuse. Unfortunately, this type can be the most harmful because it can cause serious emotional and mental problems later on in life. Lastly, neglect is a form of abuse and is defined as the failure to provide a child with basic needs (Robins).
which is one of the many forms of neglect that happens the most. Physical neglect is one of the most prevalent causes of maltreatment in the world. Physical neglect happens when the caregiver or parent are not providing the child with the things they need such as a roof over their heads, food, and clothing. Not providing these things has a result of endangering the child’s health, well-being, development and growth. Physical neglect also includes not being there for the child such as non-supervision, child abandonment, and rejecting the child from home and not being able to provide safety , physical , and emotional needs.
Failure or refusal to provide these necessities endangers the child’s physical health, well-being, psychological growth and development. Physical neglect also includes child abandonment, inadequate supervision, rejection of a child leading to expulsion from the home and failure to adequately provide for the child’s safety and physical and emotional needs. On the other hand emotional neglect is a lack of parental interest in child and his/her needs. This is the most difficult form of maltreatment to recognize and document. Both physical and emotional neglect can severely impact a child’s development by causing failure to thrive; malnutrition; serious illness; physical harm in the form of cuts, bruises, burns or other injuries due to the lack of supervision; and a lifetime of low self-esteem.
Severe neglect is child abuse that often goes unnoticed and is hard to reverse. By understanding the implications of neglect, we can intervene earlier in order to prevent severe cases from becoming irrevocable. Keywords: neglect, attachment, development Introduction Neglect affects every aspect of a child's life. From not being able to form secure attachments to difficulties in developing cognitive abilities. Neglect is defined as mistreatment in which the caregiver fails to provide appropriate care.
Passive emotional abuse is when the adult does not give their child the love and care that is needed for their child to be happy and healthy. The four categories are emotional unavailability, negative attitudes, developmentally inappropriate interaction with the child, and failure to promote social adoption. The parent fails at giving their child the help and guidance that all children need. The second type of emotional abuse is active emotional abuse, which is when the abuser purposefully scares and verbally abuses the child. They often reject, terrorize, isolate, and corrupt the child and take emotional abuse to the next level.
Physical neglect is failing to protect from harm, and not being able to provide basic necessities. Emotional neglect is being unresponsive to a child’s need for support and protection. Physical neglect can be anything from failing to provide 24 hour care by leaving the child unattended for long periods of time to not being able to or inadequately provide food, shelter, clothing, and other basic necessities. Victims of child neglect are subject to permanent consequences after growing up enduring child neglect. Neglected children are at risk for delays in cognitive and language development, social and emotional withdrawal, anxiety symptoms, aggressive and inattentive behaviors, and lowered self esteem.
Now the victims who are now “survivors are often vulnerable to future incidences of domestic violence” (“Human trafficking and Domestic Violence”, 1). Victims have a low self-esteem and are helpless to self-regain and to have control for themselves. When someone goes through this type trauma, they really can’t stand up for their self. Leaving them helpless with other issues that include in self-esteem problems. They are really “vulnerable” mentally and physically, they have hope that doesn’t pass again and they blind themselves when the person they thought it was going to do something good really was the worst of all.
Sometimes children get hit, though it may or may not hurt them they still cry because their feelings are mentally hurt at the fact that the adult figure finds it okay to put their hands on them. Surprised almost, that the idea of causing pain on you came from someone that should be nurturing and protecting them. Almost saying it is okay to have any sort of physical harm come from them from themselves as well as anyone else, let alone a stranger. Child abuse is one of many problems in this world and has been not fully looked at as a whole for it to be changed. Child abuse is a very sensitive issue and can be reduced if recognized the correct way.