Emotional Abuse And Emotional Abuse

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Emotional abuse is considered to be any act including confinement, isolation, verbal assault, humiliation, intimidation, infantilizing, or any other treatment which may diminish the sense of identity, dignity, and self-worth (Healthy Place, 2012). Emotional abuse is also known as psychological abuse or chronic verbal aggression. Emotional abuse can happen to anyone at any time in their lives. Children, adolescents, and adults all are capable of experiencing emotional abuse. Just because emotional abuse doesn’t come with physical marks doesn’t mean this type of abuse should be taken lightly. Emotional abuse like other type of abuse tend to take on a cycle. The abuser often feels guilt not for what he or she has done but the consequences…show more content…
Emotional abuse is often concealed. The lack of a standard definition has also made getting numbers for emotional abuse challenging. In a Canadian study of 135,000 child welfare cases in a three month period, 60% were considered to be emotional abuse and neglect, 10% were sexual abuse, and 30% were for physical harm that required treatment (Barriere, 2015). Based on the definition used the prevalence of emotional abuse varies from1 to 26%. In 1997 a U.S. study was conducted on emotional abuse that reported 15% of 817,665 or in 122,650 cases across 43 states (Barriere,…show more content…
It is important to remember that not all teachers emotionally abuse children but when they do they are often ignorant to the impact their behavior will have on the student. Teachers are considered to be equal to parental replacements in the school system. They are also considered to be caretakers in a classroom environment. This may be why emotional abuse by teachers are able to occur. This problem has received minimal attention from educators, researchers and administrators and
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