Research performed by some authors has also shown that children who are abused have the tendency of becoming abusive parents themselves. Some abused children find it difficult to build a healthy relationship with people resulting from their abuse experiences. Child abuse is everywhere in the world, it occurs in all cultures, races and it is a problem that attention has not being fully focused on, therefore child abuse should be prevented and stopped. Child abuse is described as a harmful behavior on the children whether physically or mentally. The most common type of abuse is the physical abuse, this is because it is easily identifi... ... middle of paper ... ... for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 Jan. 2014.
They cannot help but feel that they somehow brought the abuse unto themselves (Saisan, et al). One major contributing factor to these severe psychological consequences is the concept of trust. Sexual abuse is, in most cases, committed by a parent or other trusted adult figure. While children are naïve on such adult topics, they can still get an overwhelming feeling that the attention is wrong, yet they are unsure of how to cope with it. If the child has an emotional atta... ... middle of paper ... ...cle of Sexual Abuse - Why Adults Who Were Sexually Abused as Children Have Abusive Relationships."
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Using inappropriate punishment for the child’s age, such as using a belt on a toddler is also considered physical abuse. Most of the time physical abuse is intentional, but if a parent or caretaker gets carried away with disciplining the child it is also considered abuse. Child neglect is a common form of abuse. It is considered child neglect when a child is not given the things that they need; such as food, love, shelter, medical care, proper clothing, education or supervision. An example of this would be parents allowing their child to miss school for extended periods of time, or never enrolling their child in school to begin with.
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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).
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