Child Abuse and Neglect

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Have you ever wondered what effects abuse can have on a child? The effects abuse can have on a child is very serious. Children can obtain serious problems from child abuse. They can develop social problems, depression, and anxiety. There are four types of abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Physical abuse can injure a child severely. Domestic Violence is a worldwide problem and affects the health and well-being of those open to it. Children that are exposed to physical abuse are at risk for depression, social problems, and learning disabilities. Child physical abuse has been associated with increased risk for symptoms of depression and anxiety in clinical research (Schneider). Children who are physically abused can often abuse their own children. Kids that are exposed to abuse often experience more than one type of abuse. More than half of the sample with SMI was identified to have one or more types of child abuse history (Choi). An abused child may experience hitting, kicking, biting, smacking, jerking, suffocating, burning and choking. The results of these actions can cause bruises, cuts, welts, burns, fractures, broken bones, internal injuries and even death. Although these injuries hurt, the pain lasts longer after the bruises and wounds have healed. The longer the physical abuse continues the more serious the injuries. Chronic abuse can result in a variety of long-term effects. The age when the abuse takes place influences the impact of injuries. The earlier a child is abused the more significant the damage is. They are also subject to more long term effects and alterations. If the abuse was more aggressive and the duration was longer, the child could experience permanent loss of sight and ... ... middle of paper ... ... Nov. 2013 Pledge, Deanna S. When Something Feels Wrong A Survival Guide About Abuse. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit, 2003. Print. Schneider, Renee, Nikki Baumrind, and Rachel Kimberling. “Exposure to Child Abuse and Risk for Mental Health Problems in Women.” Violence and victims 22.5 (2007): 620-31. ProQuest. Web. 19 Nov. 2013. “Signs and Behaviors of Emotional Child Abuse.” Humanity Against Local Terrorism. 2 December 2013. Web. 2 December 2013. DePanfilies, Diane. “Child Welfare Information Gateway.” childwelfare.gov. Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Bureau. 2006. Web. 13 March 2014. Goldman, J., Salus M. K., Wolcott, D., Kennedy, K. Y. “Child Welfare Information Gateway.” childwelfare.gov. Office on Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Bureau. 2003. Web. 13 March 2014. “Effects of Neglect on Children.” nspcc.org. September 2012. Web. 13 March 2014.

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