Psychological Effects of Child Abuse

analytical Essay
1222 words
1222 words

Due to the rise of domestic violence in many families, psychologists are helping affected children cope and confront their emotional imprisonment by using various methods. Over the years, there has been a drastic increase in domestic violence cases. In many instances, the children are most affected in the involvement of the violent disputes. Psychologists study the behaviors of affected children and develop a plan of treatment that aim towards the child’s overall health. Psychologists provide the best treatment by immersing themselves inside the child’s situation and connecting with what the child sees. Furthermore, psychologist use a strategy of taking small steps in the overall treatment. Sadly, over the years, there’s been an increase in the volume of cases that psychologists see each year. Domestic violence has increased over the years and has become a major issue for the children that live through it. In a study organized by David Wolfe, researchers concluded that from 1990 to 1993, there was an increase of 256,112 child abuse cases (Wolfe11). In a more recent evaluation relating to domestic violence by Louise Gerdes, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made an assessment on Child Protective Services (CPS) and reported that domestic abuse and neglect claimed the lives of 1,760 children in 2007 in comparison to 1,460 in 2005 (Gerdes 129-130). The neglect that these children are put in can only be categorized as child abuse. With all of these abuse cases, one could wonder how this abuse might be carried out against the well-being of the child. There are various forms of child abuse. “Family Violence across the Lifespan” provides multiple scenarios on how child abuse is displayed (Barnett 151). Chil... ... middle of paper ... ...ent. New York: Haworth Maltreatment & Trauma, 2000. Print. Gerdes, Louise I. Domestic Violence: Opposing Viewpoints Series. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2012. Print. Haley, John, and Wendy Stein. The Truth about Abuse. New York: Facts on File, 2005. Print. Howe, David. Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development, and Intervention. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Print. Myers, John E. B., Lucy Berliner, John Briere, C. Terry Hendrix, Carole Jenny, and Theresa A. Reid. The APSAC Handbook on the Abuse of Children, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2002. Print. Tobin, Pnina, and Sue Levinson Kessner. Keeping Kids Safe: A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Manual. Alameda, CA: Hunter House, 2002. Print. Wolfe, David A. Child Abuse: Implications for Child Development and Psychopathology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1999. Print.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes the psychological effects of domestic violence on children, and explains the various forms of child abuse.
  • States lisa j. cohen's scientific overview of how child abuse affects the brain. trauma can cause myelination and synaptogenesis, which can lead to complex ptsd.
  • Explains how children affected by abuse develop a mental representation as being unworthy of care and protection. psychologists are at the forefront in the care that abused children receive.
  • Opines that parents who abuse their children don't know that they are actually hurting them. psychologists urge parents to teach children to become self-aware in order to not be victimized.
  • Explains that domestic violence has increased over the years and caused the suffering of many children. psychologists help abused children confront their emotional restraints by using various methods.
  • Introduces barnett, ola w., cindy l. miller-perrin, and robin d.
  • Explains that psychologists help affected children cope and confront their emotional imprisonment by using various methods. domestic violence has increased over the years and has become a major issue for children.
  • Cites dugard, jaycee lee, geffner, jaffe, and sudermann. a stolen life: a memoir.
  • Describes the apsac handbook on the abuse of children, second edition, published by sage publications.
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