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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).
Over one million children are affected by divorce every year and this number is steadily increasing. Divorce impacts children in very astounding and devastating ways. Children who are exposed to divorce are likely to put the entire blame on themselves, have no example to base their relational skills on so they make poor mate selection, and have a hard time establishing and maintaining relationships for the rest of their lives. These reasons all provide evidence that children who experience the stress and trauma of divorce are affected emotionally, psychologically, and physically. In turn the damage that is inflicted remains with them for the rest of their lives and will continue to cause problems.
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Being stressed all the time can cause many people to lose their temper and take it out on other people, even if it is their own child. There is a big possibility that the abusive parents have had to suffer child abuse themselves when they were younger as well (Kartha). Child abuse does not only happen in poor families or bad neighborhoods. It crosses all racial, economic, and cultural lines. Sometimes families who seem to have it all from the outside are hiding a different story behind closed doors.
Moreover, 78.3 percent of victims were neglected, 18.3 percent were physically abused, and 9.3 percent were sexually abused (United State Children’s Bureau, 2013). Furthermore, evidence suggests that the main type of abuse that young children experience is neglect. Child abuse has always existed in society and is a major problem in this country that cannot be ignored. Unfortunately, child brutality brings a variety of consequences in a child’s life and affects every... ... middle of paper ... ...onal maltreatment on the emerging attachment system and later intimate relationships. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 19(1), 1-4. doi:10.1080/10926770903486007 Shapero, B., Black, S., Liu, R., Klugman, J., Bender, R., Abramson, L., & Alloy, L. (2014).