If a child is damaged at a young age, then they way they think and perceive the world changes, especially if help is not given to them in their time of need. Child abuse is a serious issue and is a major point that affects juvenile delinquency and the role they play in society, meaning if they have a positive, or negative role and the way they will live their life. Elrod and Ryder (2011) state that child physical abuse is rather more specific than any other kind of “discipline”. There is a difference between spanking and child physical abuse, and that child physical abuse is more of a degree, not kind. There is no specific estimate of the exact role that child abuse and neglect plays in the United States, however, it is certain that there is a significant social problem in this area.
The more time that passes and these children go unseen, the more difficult the course of action becomes. All of these findings support the “cycle of violence” and also reinforce the need to pay attention to abuse and neglect. These children who are maltreated and neglected are at a high risk for becoming involved in crime and violence. C. Suggestions for Future Research: With millions of new cases of maltreatment exposed in the United States, the need to develop interventions that address problem behavior is vital. Future research on this specific topic is also necessary to help those children who are victimized and abused.
When this happens to victims they have a harder time adapting to their surroundings therefore having a maladaptive life. These people are not just affected when it is happening, it can damage their lives for down the road experiences. Hegeman2 There are some signs of abuse, but they can be easily mistaken for a child just being shy or just falling down and hitting his/her arm. “I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attenti... ... middle of paper ... ...ave suffered from child abuse.
It is also considered to be physical abuse when a caregiver, which does not have to be the parent, creates or allows certain situations to happen that would cause the child to be in danger. A physically abused child is easier to spot out then an emotionally or sexually abused child. This is because there are usually physical indicators, like bruises, cuts, and burns on the children's body that are being abused. Some more physical indicators would be bite marks, swelling on any parts of the body, and fractures in awkward places. Behavioral indicators from the child to look out for when determining if someone is being physically abused is if the child avoids physical contact with others, gives inconsistent versions about injuries that they have, does not seem to want to go home after school, seems frightened of parents and there are also many more.
Child Maltreatment Introduction: This essay will investigate the global issue of child maltreatment, what it is, its history, the problems that it causes and some possible solutions. Child maltreatment is the mistreatment of children whether sexually, physically, or through neglect. Many people do not see the potential harm of hitting children for the sake of discipline, unconscious of the psychological and long term harm they are causing. Many people who are abused at a young age still suffer when they are adults., and are more likely to experience psychological problems and harmful behaviour. (www.who.int – 05/03/2013).
It has been suggested that children who are victims of sexual abuse also become abusers themselves. Children of abuse have a higher probability of becoming a future abuser. Child abuse is characterized as any act that jeopardizes or impairs a child’s physical or emotional health and growth. These acts include any harm done to a child who cannot be rationally explained and is often characterized by an injury or series of injuries seeming to be non-accidental in nature. The behaviors of child abuse can happen in both boys and girls leaving them with severe lifetime symptoms.
According to Herrenkohl, “Research shows that various forms of early adversity, including child abuse and child neglect (child maltreatment), can carry long-term developmental consequences for children (Herrenkohl)”. Some adults do not understand the needs of their children. Some parents’ growing up may not had any good care as a child, and may think it is okay to treat their kids the same way. The effects of child neglect are health and physical effect, social and behavioral effect, emotional and psychological effect, intellectual and cognitive effect, and the child adulthood. Children are at an increased risk for emotional behavioral problems regardless if they were directly abused or not (Foundation).
According to my research, “two-way communication with your child provides the best chance that you will know when a problem occurs”. One of the best methods to prevent a child abuse is that parents should encourage their children that they not get in problem if they tell you abuse. Also, always parents should remain their children that this is for to keep safe. In conclusion, good kids or bad kids both deserve to live life. It is the parent’s responsibilities to keep track how their children are doing.
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. Although there are so many controversies over child abuse, one thing for certain is that it can cause many problems psychologically either immediately or long term. Research has proven that the statistics of child abuse have risen worldwide. In the United States alone they were over 1,000 child fatalities due to child abuse in 2002(Child). In 2004, The US Department of Health and Human Services estimate that 872,000 children were determined US victims of child abuse.
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.