Child Neglect: The Harmful Effects Of Child Abuse

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Child abuse is a worldwide problem that is yet to be fixed. Child abuse or in other words maltreatment comes in all different forms, from emotional, sexual abuse, or neglect. Child maltreatment is a serious problem that can have long lasting harmful effects on its victim’s. More than one third of the country’s population, which is around 440 million children suffer from abuse each year, according to a study on child abuse by Ministry of Women and Children Development. Child abuse and neglect according to childwelfare.gov means “any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or an act of failure to which presents an imminent risk of serious harm”. Neglect itself can usually be defined as depriving a child of their everyday needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, medical attention, supervision and education. One of the more…show more content…
The best way to prevent cases such as child abuse at home is for the parents and the children to have family screenings, which will assist in early detection and highlight any potential risks; as well as managing the behavior they may display. According to Kids first, an organization that teaches families way to prevent child abuse, stated that 93% of sexual child abuse happens at the hands of an adult well known to the child. Only 1 in 10 children will report abuse themselves, and the children that keep the abuse a secret will often be the majority of the children that suffer from physiological and social problems, which will most likely follow them to adulthood. Another idea in order to minimize and hopefully prevent sexual child abuse is to stay alert and talk openly with your children about abuse, learn how your child communicates with others and learn all the signs of different child

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