For instance, a child is brought up in a household that is constantly involved in criminal acts. As this child grows up, the criminal lifestyle will be synonymous with his/her behavior. With that being said, it is also a given fact that if a household and its members are surrounded with violence, the relationships between one another will be strained. Eventually this will end up in a divorce or even worse, death, depending on how far the violence goes. If there is violence in a family, then the ones who are affected by it may feel like they deserve it because of what the batterer is accusing them of doing.
Even though there are different levels of abuse, all of them are damaging in their own ways. We all know that domestic violence needs to be stopped. As a society we know that it is dangerous and emotionally destructive for children to grow up in a abusive home. There are laws to punish the abuser,
The security of the child is shatter... ... middle of paper ... ... was reported that many children found it difficult to develop friendships for reasons such as holding back from others as well as fear of inviting others to their home (Adams 2006). In conclusion, it is clearly shown that domestic violence has a negative effect on the children who witness it. An expanding body of research suggests that childhood trauma and adverse experiences can lead to a variety of negative health outcomes (Anda & Chapman & Dube & Felitti & Giles & Williamson, 2001, p.1). In fact, childhood stressors such as witnessing domestic violence and other household dysfunctions are highly interrelated and have a graded relationship to numerous health and social problems (Anda & Chapman & Dube & Felitti & Giles & Williamson, 2001, p.2). It is obvious and clearly shown that the children who witness domestic abuse have serious long term mental effects.
In this paper, I will try to determine the long-term effects children who are physically abused at home may encounter in the future. Causes: Causes of physical abuse in children, can occur due to many different reasons. A child can be physically abused at home can be result of stress within a family, causing them to become violent towards their children, where some parents may physically injure their child unconsciously (Johnson, 2007). Because some parents may live in poverty and are uneducated, they may not know how to treat or relate to their child(ren). They may think that when they are punishing the child for doing something wrong, when they are physically abusing a child.
Domestic violence scars children for the rest of their lives. Once children witness the act of violence, they are more likely to have problems throughout the rest of their lives. Domestic Violence has a negative effect on the way children behave, the way they learn, the careers they choose,
Children who live within a household that domestic abuse takes place within face severe consequences. For instance, witnessing this abuse between one’s parents is known to carry a large risk of passing that aggressive behavior from this generation to the next, which is a never-ending cycle. Along with this fact, young men who witnessed domestic abuse on one of their parents is twice as likely to carry this aggression into their future relationships and therefore, they are more likely to abuse their partners and even their children. Children who live within these households with domestic violence are known to show signs of behavioral and emotional disturbances due to what they have seen. These disturbances typically include a lack of confidence, aggression, and withdrawal.
This could be related to the mental abuse that is inflicted on the children. The fact that when children are taken from their homes and put into foster care they are often put into a life of physical and mental abuse during their care, along with the effects of increased rates of crime after they are released from foster care. A death in the family is tragic and often leave the children of the family in a state of depression, often then the children have to be taken from their homes to unknowingly endu... ... middle of paper ... ... family will evidently cause problems, though when it directly affect the living situation of the children it could have devastating results. When the children are moved out of their homes and into foster care they will face many difficulties that were unexpected. The difficulties they face will make it harder for them to assimilate back into society as they continue their lives.
Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, no matter what age, gender, or culture. Domestic violence has lots of effects before, during, and after it happens; it can lead from depression to mental illness. Most of the time victims of domestic violence are recommended to obtain help because it can lead to serious issues. Children who live in a violent home are most likely to act in some kind of violent behavior when they become adults. Many schools are also impacted from domestic violence, children are being expose to violence a such of young age and it just keep getting worst.
Many believe that child abuse means a parent is physically harming their child. Even though this is one of the most dangerous and painful forms of child abuse, it does not correctly cover all aspects or forms of abuse. A different type of abuse that can also permanently “scar” a child can be the form of mental abuse. Mental abuse can immensely affect a child and can cause many problems such as trust issues and trouble forming friendships with others. Verbally assaulting a child is the most common way of mental abuse.
Child abuse is one of many problems in this world and it has not been acknowledged properly, therefore more funding and organizations need to be put together to stop this abuse. Child abuse is the maltreatment of a minor, it consists of anything that endangers a child physically or emotionally. Child abuse can be preformed by someone other then that particular child’s parent and children of all races or ages can be abused. Physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and child neglect are all the different types of child abuse. There are many different types of child abuse but all in all the outcome will always be the emotional toll that child receives.