They may also internalize their behavior by becoming depressed and showing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Child maltreatment not only affects the child that is being abused, but the family system as well. Some acts of child abuse can be prosecuted with criminal charges which could result in jail time and other serious punishments. Children show the affects of their maltreatment throughout their life through their behaviors. Child abuse is a serious problem that needs to be prohibited by all agencies.
On the contrary, there are events that can be way more complex, such as a domestic violence involving a child. There are a few signs that children show, to notify someone that they have experienced trauma. The signs can vary depending on the age group of the child. Trauma can also lead children to develop stress at an early age. In addition to withdrawal from normal activities as well.
Child abuse has been found to have bad effects on the lives of the abused victims. Psychology shows that children who are physically abused tend to develop some aggressive behaviors towards themselves and their surroundings, and children who suffer from emotional abuse tend to build unhealthy relationship in their adulthood. Many children grow up with no proper care from parents and this can make them dangerous to themselves and the society. The purpose of this essay is to explain the problems the abused victims are faced with and how child maltreatment can be prevented. Research performed by some authors has also shown that children who are abused have the tendency of becoming abusive parents themselves.
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.
Child abuse is when a child is physically or mentally mistreated. When a child is physically abused the abuser faces a wide range of penalties depending on several factors such as the age of the child, where the abuse took place and the criminal history of the offender. Child abuse can be caused by factors such as poverty, or the parent may have been abused as a child. If the parent was abused they may feel that abusing their own child is a form of parenting. Parents can become oblivious to the fact that they are passing it onto their own children.
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).
This can result in many different injuries for the child, such as scars, bruises, broken bones, and possibly even death (NSPCC, 2017). Not only can child abuse cause the child to be in pain, but it can also cause psychological problems for the child as they develop. Victims of child abuse are more likely to face disorders such as anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and depression; they
Changes in behavior and emotional can occur. Children can develop a hand full of problems, which can include, depression, anxiety, trouble forming relationships with others, and difficulties dealing with their anger. Adults who were the victims of child abuse in the past are at higher risk for a handful of emotional and physical problems, even including economic problems in the present. The common physical problems are neurological, skeletal, respiratory, heart, and gastrointestinal complications. When compared to other adults who have no past history of child-abuse, those who were abused as children have a higher risk for accomplishing lower levels of education, employment and net income.
This lack of trust early in life can bring about serious problems later in life, as there is no resolution to the first psychosocial crisis, trust vs. mistrust. For these children exposed to domestic violence, the imaginary monsters that children perceive are not only symbolic representations or a dream. The monsters that children who witness domestic violence have to deal with carry the reflection of their parents. Children who witness domestic violence face a dilemma because the children’s parents are at their most frightening exactly when the child needs them the most. The security of the child is shatter... ... middle of paper ... ... was reported that many children found it difficult to develop friendships for reasons such as holding back from others as well as fear of inviting others to their home (Adams 2006).
In this paper, I will try to determine the long-term effects children who are physically abused at home may encounter in the future. Causes: Causes of physical abuse in children, can occur due to many different reasons. A child can be physically abused at home can be result of stress within a family, causing them to become violent towards their children, where some parents may physically injure their child unconsciously (Johnson, 2007). Because some parents may live in poverty and are uneducated, they may not know how to treat or relate to their child(ren). They may think that when they are punishing the child for doing something wrong, when they are physically abusing a child.