There is emotional abuse or neglect which is when a person puts down a child or fails to give adequate love and attention. And lastly there is sexual abuse which is ‘any unwanted inappropriate sexual contact’ done to a child, by a parent, guardian, relative, or other individual (Types of Child Abuse). Not one type of abuse is worse than the other, and they all can hurt a child emotionally and physically. Child abuse is not just beatings and bruises, it can have long lasting effects on children’s lives; children who have been abused can experience physiological issues, health problems, and relationship problems later in life. Children can experience many different psychological issues after being abused.
It occurs in all ages, racial and ethnic groups, socio - economic, sexual orientation, and religious groups in America. Domestic abuse creates social, economical, and health concerns for the victims and others that are impacted by the abuse. When Alhabib, Nur, and Jones (2009) studied domestic violence against women their results concluded that domestic violence a... ... middle of paper ... ...n US domestic violence emergency shelters: what do young adolescent residents and their mothers say?." Child care in practice 14(4):393-415. Retrieved from Ebsco on Oct 1, 2013 Levendosky A., and Graham- Bermann, Sandra.
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.
There is a high likelihood that children who have been subjected to violence at home multiple times will experience PSTD (post traumatic stress disorder) (Margolin, 445). Studies show that domestic violence actually happens at high rates and is generally distinguished as one of the most frequent and severe unfavorable events during childhood (Margolin, 613). A study in 2006 showed that approximately 30% of children with two parents suffer from domestic violence (Charles, 138). Children who are victims or witnesses of domestic violence suffer intensive psychological damage if professional care is not provided as soon as possible. An article by the ... ... middle of paper ... ...142.
Some children who have been abused go on to live balanced lives, whereas other struggle mentally in various aspects of life. A maltreated child has chances of showing symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, the necessity for social dominance, depression, dissociative identity disorder, as well a suicidal thoughts. Now, even though not only abused children develop into these various mental challenges, there are at a heightened exposure to these mental diseases as a result of their childhood trauma. Child abuse is has been an ongoing epidemic that has affected the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ip between childhood abuse and suicidality in adult bipolar disorder. Violence And Victims, 23(3), 361-372. doi:10.1891/0886-6708.23.3.361 Meyers, John E.B.
Abuse of children has become a major social problem and a main cause of many people's suffering and personal problems. Neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse have an immediate and long-term effects on a child's development. The long-term effects of abuse and neglect of a child can be seen in psychiatric disorders, increased rates of substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. Child abuse and neglect is a huge problem. Parents who abuse are people who have been abused and neglected themselves as children(Long Term Consequences).