They turn someone into a person that they may not have been if the tragic event didn’t happen to them. Gender also plays a larger part in the effects of childhood sexual abuse. Boys are a bit more resilient to sexual abuse then girl. Yet, this stems from boy... ... middle of paper ... ...early teen pregnancy and STIs. Works Cited Draucker, C. M. (2011).
Effects of domestic violence on children's behavior problems and depression. Developmental Psychology. Vol.29 (1), 44-52. Wolfe, D. A., Jaffe, P., Wilson, S. K., & Zak, L. (1985). Children of battered women: The relation of child behavior to family violence and maternal stress.
Some children who have been abused go on to live balanced lives, whereas other struggle mentally in various aspects of life. A maltreated child has chances of showing symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, the necessity for social dominance, depression, dissociative identity disorder, as well a suicidal thoughts. Now, even though not only abused children develop into these various mental challenges, there are at a heightened exposure to these mental diseases as a result of their childhood trauma. Child abuse is has been an ongoing epidemic that has affected the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ip between childhood abuse and suicidality in adult bipolar disorder. Violence And Victims, 23(3), 361-372. doi:10.1891/0886-6708.23.3.361 Meyers, John E.B.
Children tend to be the unintended victims of domestic violence, with not much emphasis on the word ‘unintended’ because there are times when the violence is not just directed towards the parent, but the child or children in the home, especially if the child happens to come to the aid of the abused parent and - intentionally or unintentionally - gets hurt in the process. This is when it really becomes physical child abuse and not only that, exposure to violence almost always carries emotional consequences for children. Children's exposure to intrafamilial violence has been linked with increased aggression, fighting, "meanness," and generally disruptive behavior, depression and more negative self-concept ("Violence, Children's Exposure to"). Studies have shown that both witnessing and/or being a victim of domestic violence may put children at risk for increased anxiety and depressive symptoms ("Violence, Children's Exposure to"). As a result of the emotional and behavioral effects brought on by such abuse, children are more prone to becoming sad and anti-social, suffer from depression and anxiety, and resort to violence due to uncontrollable anger and aggression where they sometimes inflict self-hurt.
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Moreover, children feel that the violent incidents are their fault and they blame themselves (Ghasemi, 2009; Owen et al., 2009). For instance, children tend to forget the domestic violence occurrence or express emotions though play to deal with the domestic violence events (Georgsson et al., 2011). Research illustrated that children are likely to develop physical problems such as bedwetting and sleep problems when exposed to violent acts (Thornton, 2014; Ghasemi, 2009). Likewise, physical development can be delayed and impacted because of domestic violence (Thornton, 2014; Ghasemi, 2009). Researchers found that children’s externalizing issues such as aggression, substance abuse, and inappropriate behavior at school are commonly observed in children that are impact with domestic violence (Ghasemi, 2009; Moylan et al., 2009; Owen et al., 2009).
Marital dysfunction, as evidenced by parental separation and domestic violence, is associated with higher risks of child sexual abuse" (Mullen 4). Mullen goes on to state that "The possibility has been raised that characteristics such as physical attractiveness, temperament, or physical maturity might increase the risks of children being sexually abused" (4). Many researchers link behavioral problems in adulthood to childhood abuse. One researcher says that "An adult who was sexually abused as a child has a greater chance of becoming violent, suicidal, and abusive to their children than an adult who was not abused sexually as a child" (Kliest 155). These characteristics could hinder a victim from living a normal lifestyle and having a family.
Families teach juvenile’s aggressive behavior or violence. If a juvenile grows up with violence in their home, they will believe that violence is acceptable and it will become the norm for them. Violence also affects a juvenile’s brain, where it can lead to depression, suicide or substance abuse. Violence is a factor
Younger Children When younger children are sexually abused, they tend to e... ... middle of paper ... ...ma, so parents, guardians, and professions must proceed with caution. In addition to nonsexual symptoms and sexual symptoms, Child Welfare Information Gateway (2014) claim that children should be trusted when accusing someone of sexual abuse, because they are typically telling the truth. Works Cited Collin-Vézina, D., Daigneault, I., & Hébert, M. (2013). Lessons learned from child sexual abuse research: Prevalence, outcomes, and preventive strategies. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 7, 1-9. doi:10.1186/1753-2000-7-22 Child Welfare Information Gateway.
School dropout, run away, teen pregnancy, drug abuse and suicide are all risk factors foster children have if these connections are not met. A study completed by Farineau and McWey in the 2011, Children and Youth Review, states there is substantial evidence that children who are victim of abuse and neglect are at high risk for emotional and behavioral problems. Behavioral problems often lead to delinquency and poor life choices. Thinking of way to help the children transition, “studies have shown that enhancing a sense of community through involvement in extracurricular activities may be one means of helping to decrease problematic behavior” (Farineau & McWey, 2011). By having the children active in extracurricular activities, it could help rebuild a sense of belonging and self-worth.