In an independent study, the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse estimated that 3,140,000 children were reported for all types of maltreatment in 1994, and child neglect accounted for approximately 45% of reported cases and 49% of substantiated cases. Also, in 1994, the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse estimated that 1,271 children died as a result of maltreatment of which 42% were attributed to neglect. Child neglect is as specific a finding as child abuse, though it is more common and often more devastating. Despite this, cases of child neglect are sometimes investigated and documented poorly, simply because the definition of neglect is not clear to the investigator, who then may not be sure what precisely to look for. A definition of neglect allows investigation, collection of evidence, documentation, and court Nelson, Sean proceedings.
“Can’t be your little princess anymore, I’m not perfect anymore, and I hurt too much.” Child maltreatment is a global problem, it is defined as physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect. The highest number of cases and deaths contributing to child maltreatment occurs in the United States. Acts of commission is deliberate and intentional; even though hurting the child may not be intended, while, acts of omission is the failure to provide for a child’s basic physical, emotional, or educational needs. The U.S. has almost five children die everyday from child abuse. (americanspcc) Child Maltreatment is gradually increasing every year.
Child abuse has become a chronic and common issue in the country today. In the United States of America, an estimated three million children are victims of abuse every year. Whether the abuse is physical, emotional, sexual, or neglect, the scars can be deep and can have a negative effect on a child’s education. According to academic research preformed at Brown University in April 1996, it was noted that abused children have a harder time maintaining good grades in school due to their stressful home lives, which leads to a lack of focus in the classroom. These issues are severely hurting the education of many children which damages their conscious development.
Child neglect occurs when the caregiver fails to act responsibly by not providing the right care and attention that is considered to be necessary to meet the developmental needs of a child. Child neglect usually begins when the child is of early age, its negative effect on developmental abilities and limitations building up over time. The most common form of child neglect is failure to supervise the child properly, whereas physical neglect is the second most common form of child neglect. Emotional neglect could lead to the development of behavioral, cognitive or mental disorders and it is considered to be the most difficult type of maltreatment to capture (Hildyard & Wolfe, 2002). Evidence for the negative impact of neglect on early cognitive and academic development was broght by early American studies.
Child Abuse Child abuse has been known one of the major destructions of lives in the society. National center for injury control and prevention for child maltreatment has made it known that over a million of children suffer from child abuse, while some children lose their lives from maltreatment. More than seven children die as a result of child abuse, and some programs have been developed in order to help children from being abused. There are only four major types of abuses: emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. Child abuse has been found to have bad effects on the lives of the abused victims.
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.
Infant and Toddler Neglect Out of all different forms of abuse, infants and toddlers are more likely to suffer from neglect (Connell and Scannapieco, 2006). Severe consequences to children are the after effect of them suffering from neglect (Connell and Scannapieco, 2006). 71 % of children that are reported endure neglect based on CPS findings (Nicklas and Mackenzie, 2012) and one fourth of the children abused are less than 4 years old (Malik, Lederman, Crowson, and Osofsky, 2002). Neglect, a passive form of abuse, can cause detrimental effects physically, emotionally, mentally, behaviorally, and relationally to both infants and toddlers. Physical Failure to thrive is a negative physical outcome cause by neglect.
Neglect is a form of child abuse. Whether it’s physical, mental, emotional, or sexual can cause life-long damage to its victims. Child Abuse is a serious and increasing problem in the United States. Every ten second a report of a child being abused or neglected, is reported. According to a recent government national study, reported that more than 2.9 million reports was made to the child protective service in 2003, for maltreatment involving children.
Child abuse and drug addicted babies “How many do you think get abused per day?”, what if I told you that more than three million children under the age of 18 die each day due to child abuse and neglect. People think that child abuse isn’t that big of a deal, but as facts say, child abuse is increasing do to the facts of the abused not getting the help they need and turning themselves into the abusers (Perry) (Muscogee County Sheriff's office). Drug addicted babies are also a big problem in the United States, not merely as many die but basically tortured and grow up to be at a poorer physical and mental standard. As they grow up, they are approximately average until the age of four and then from there on out they just start to deplete in their motor skills, they basically become mentally and physically stupid. (Kronstadt, 2013) Child abuse can come in many shapes in forms.
When people are clinically depressed, they have this for weeks, months, and often years. Nearly everyone knows someone who has been severely depressed as 6% of the world's population has had an episode of severe depression like this. Suicide occurs in 15% of depressed people. Depression in school-age children may be one of the most overlooked and under treated psychological disorders of childhood, presenting a serious mental health problem. Depression in children has become an important issue in research due to its many emotional forms, and its relationship to self-destructive behaviors.