An act of commission is most commonly physical abuse, but can also extend to the psychological or sexual abuse of a child (“Child Maltreatment”). Child maltreatment is a problem worldwide; the only way to stop it is to give parents a better understanding of the issue. Physical neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment, and often the parents don’t even realize that they are neglecting their child. This can be described as failure to meet a child’s most basic needs. It includes abandonment, expulsion, shuttling, nutritional neglect, or clothing neglect.
The Effects of Child Abuse “Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones… [it] also leaves deep, lasting scars” (Saisan). There are many forms of child abuse, but all the types can hurt children now and in the future. There is neglect, which is the most common; it is when a guardian fails to give a child what is needed to live such as food and shelter. Physical abuse is when someone hurts a child and causes physical health problems. There is emotional abuse or neglect which is when a person puts down a child or fails to give adequate love and attention.
They cannot help but feel that they somehow brought the abuse unto themselves (Saisan, et al). One major contributing factor to these severe psychological consequences is the concept of trust. Sexual abuse is, in most cases, committed by a parent or other trusted adult figure. While children are naïve on such adult topics, they can still get an overwhelming feeling that the attention is wrong, yet they are unsure of how to cope with it. If the child has an emotional atta... ... middle of paper ... ...cle of Sexual Abuse - Why Adults Who Were Sexually Abused as Children Have Abusive Relationships."
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He went over to the baby, picked him up and shook him hard. When Sheryl came home she found her baby injured, unfortunately what happened to Sheryl’s baby it’s something that happens to many children in America every day. Child abuse is a very serious issue, that I believe has been neglected and we as a society haven’t done enough to protect these children. In this essay I will be speaking about what child abuse is; I will discuss physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I will also cover the affects that children endure due to child abuse.
Child abuse is epidemic in many countries as well as the United States. It is estimated that every thirteen seconds a child is abused in some manner: physically, sexually, emotionally or by neglect (Friedman). Each year, there are over 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States involving more than 6 million children. Child abuse can be reduced with proper education of the parents and with greater public awareness. Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of a child.
Of these victims 27% were under the age of 3 (Iannelli). Being abused as a child makes them more prone to do drugs, have brain disabilities, and commit suicide. That is if they are lucky enough to survive the abuse as Richard was. Since on average of nearly five children die every day as a result of child abuse or neglect (Iannelli). Child abuse makes adulthood a battleground.