This paper addresses the long term and short term consequences of child abuse and the different treatments to work with traumas that come along this action. Different approaches to work with child abuse and the effectiveness of treatment with children are discussed. The definition of child maltreatment, its causes, and factors are also detailed. Introduction The definition of child abuse is an act, or failure to act, on the parent’s part that could result on emotional or physical harm, or even death. There are laws to prevent children from being harm, however not always this laws prevent this kind of abuse. Physical abuse is one the most common child abuse, and it is detected by physical injury to the child and physical aggression like; kicking, punching, burning and biting. Sometimes this kind of behavior is shielded by the same system that implant the law for the protection of children, there are flaws in this law that is not entirely complete to protect the children from abuse. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, became law, in order to identify child abuse and to protect abused children. The first step in this kind of situation is to identify if in fact there is child abuse, once counselors or therapist, identify the abuse, intervention has to be done. It is important to understand that before reporting any situation of child abuse, it is require to find actual harm. Investigating child abuse, determining if the report of abuse is substantiated, and if it is protecting the abused child from further harm are some of the important task when this kind of situation arise. The state’s child protective services agency will investigate and if the parent or guardian is suspected of causing any type of har... ... middle of paper ... ...nseling sessions is very important, because the wisdom of God can guide counselors to be more effective and accurate in helping clients who has been damage or abused. There are issues that can only be treated with spiritual integration, with this in mind, counselors can prevent many situations that with conventional counseling cannot be prevent. Spiritual guidance had been proved to work on circumstances where other forms of therapy do not work, that’s why the presence of God must be present in counseling sessions, in order to do God’s will and be effective with all the situations that day to day are present in our society. Conclusion This paper has provided a complete overview of the barriers that counselors could find when working with abuse children. The paper had the purpose to identify different approaches to prevent child abuse from happening.
Currently, there are many children whom suffer from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in their family. Emotional abuse is the lack of interest or affection parents have towards their children. As a result of emotional abuse, children are left feeling worthless and unloved. Physical abuse refers to attacking children resulting visible bodily injuries from either being burned, pushed, punched, slapped, or whipped. Sometimes physical abuse can be extremely severe that children have broken bones, fractures, or hemorrhaging. Sexual abuse occurs when a person forces, tricks, or threatens children to have sexual contact. These acts of child abuse could prevent children from living a normal adulthood. In order to deal with such a traumatic childhood, adults abused as children should rid themselves of such burdensome, painful memories.
This paper outlines the consequences of child sexual abuse (CSA) based on the examination of results from multiple researches previously fulfilled concerning the psychological and physical impact of this crime, information of statistics, warning signs detected, victims’ performances, and emotional state. Sexual abuse causes severe trauma on child victims that will last for the course of their lives, therefore it is critical to identify and improve the therapeutic methods utilized to treat CSA survivors.
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).
This is not always an easy task due to the amount of people it takes to do their part. Clearly no child should be abused. We have to understand the causes, problems, and terms of child abuse. Most victims’ hide they are abused because they don’t think they will have the support to overcome this obstacle. However, there are plenty of support programs. The family can help by paying attention to their children, not only their body but words and emotions as well. As parents, we should take care of our children and accept what God has given to the child. Parents need to provide food, shelter, and show schedule or hanging out with one another to relieve stress. Our country has different agencies that can help. We have foster care, orphenage, UNICEF, etc. “K. Lee makes it very clear and understanding of how we can utilize programs to help children that are abused”. To overcome child abuse the child can go through counseling services, and can talk with other individuals who have gone through the same situation. “K. Lee states that “child abuse was not part of the law. In the 1800s kids were abandoned. They made a law in 1874 to help children get away from abusive situations. In 1944 the government made a set standard law where they could intervene within the family to get abused children away from the parents. The author declares that children should be protected from abusive relationships of any
Child Abuse is an extremely significant conflict around the world; it is the physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child. There are 4 main types of victimization against children. Those containing physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect. Physical abuse is when a parent or guardian wounds their child in the form of injuring them or in any other manner causing them agony. Emotional abuse also recognized as mental abuse is when they mentally upset a child’s feelings that may generate trauma. Sexual abuse can probably be characterized as someone forcing a child in an act of unwanted sexual relationships. Neglect is the form of not providing a child with their basic physical and emotional necessities. Most people are forming organizations to prevent from future child abuse occurring but most people are also not getting involved in such dangerous crimes. Usually more than 90% of abusers tend to be people children know, love, or trust, according to Bright Futures 4 Kids.
Miller, K. L., Dove, M. K., & Miller, S. M. (2007, October). A counselor’s guide to child sexual abuse: Prevention, reporting and treatment strategies. Paper based on a program presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Columbus, OH.
...l parents as soon as the home is safe again. For some cases recurrent maltreatment occurs when the child is reunified with the biological parents or original caregivers. Children who are abused can display behavioral problems which can impact many areas in their life. They tend to act out at school and have low academic performance (Webb, 2007). They may also internalize their behavior by becoming depressed and showing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Child maltreatment not only affects the child that is being abused, but the family system as well. Some acts of child abuse can be prosecuted with criminal charges which could result in jail time and other serious punishments. Children show the affects of their maltreatment throughout their life through their behaviors. Child abuse is a serious problem that needs to be prohibited by all agencies.
Child abuse is commonly exerted in our society, though the most prominent is physical abuse, other forms of child abuse still have serious lifelong consequences. Child abuse does not solely mean physical, it could entail other forms of maltreatment such as; Sexual abuse, psychological abuse, neglect or domestic violence. The following could end up presenting long term consequences, which have been recognised in children developing into adulthood with problems such as: Clinical Depression, PTSD, obesity, high-risk sexual behaviours, unintended pregnancy or alcohol and substance(drug) misuse.
Although all therapists are aware of the childhood emotional abuse issue, it is possible that only few therapists understand the scope of the issue. Emotional maltreatment is harder to detect than other forms of abuse because it is more subtle. When Child Protective Services (CPS) conduct family assessments, it is the hardest form of abuse to prove because parents are very open about the topic and emotional abuse does not leave any physical evidence behind. However, it certainly influences a child's self-esteem, promotes the feeling of guilt, insecurity, and creates the inability to form stable relationships during adulthood. Although some behavioral disorders are related to emotional abuse, it is not possible to predict it correctly because the patterns can deviate significantly as each child displays different outcomes. Emotional abuse is often considered a suitable form of disciplinary measures, but even excessive practice of verbal abuse can create negative outcomes, so the parents apparently take most of the responsibility because of their inability to raise their child without resorting to violence. Besides parental education, other courses of action will be required because the abuse rates for emotional abuse and other types of child abuse are extremely high, so the issue demands urgent action to prevent further impairment on healthy psychological development in children. However, the entire responsibility should not be on mental health care professionals, but it should be distributed equally through society and all social agents that determine public opinions and acceptable forms of behavior. The best approach to preventing childhood emotional abuse is through influencing several social factors for prevention and increasin...
The effects of child abuse are multiple. The pain and trauma the abused child goes through is just a small part of how this cauldron of hidden depravity in our society affects all of us. Wrecked lives can be seen in persons of all ages and in all walks of life. Society as a whole is also effected by child abuse both in negative and positive ways. In this essay I will present some of the factor and results of this violent behavior on individuals as well as our culture.
What is child abuse? “Child abuse or maltreatment includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, and general, medical, and educational neglect” (Gerdes 19). Abuse will usually happen as a punishment for something the child has done. On most occasions of abuse parents use it to control the way their children act (Pacheco).
Child abuse is a very serious problem that continues to happen all over the world. The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, defines child abuse as a failure to act as a parent or caregiver which results in physical/emotional harm, sexual abuse, and in some cases death. There are many different types of child abuse such as emotional, physical, neglect, and sexual. With each type of abuse there are warning signs you can spot before it is too late. When a child is abused there is a huge possibility that it can cause them to have many long term effects.