Child Abuse Child abuse has been known one of the major destructions of lives in the society. National center for injury control and prevention for child maltreatment has made it known that over a million of children suffer from child abuse, while some children lose their lives from maltreatment. More than seven children die as a result of child abuse, and some programs have been developed in order to help children from being abused. There are only four major types of abuses: emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. Child abuse has been found to have bad effects on the lives of the abused victims.
Abuse can be broken into many categories such as physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, and mental. Women from all kinds of backgrounds get abused every day; they are attacked by strangers, but most often they are hurt by people who are close to them. The most critical problem is that women choose to stay in abusive relationships. Sadly, when it comes to abused children they are forced to stay trapped with their abusive parent(s). Children are wholeheartedly dependent on their parents, unless the child or someone reports the abuse.
Domestic violence can withstand many forms: Physical: any utilization of power that is the source of anguish or damage such as striking, lashing out, and or smacking. Sexual: use of sexual harassment, sexual assault by manipulating a person to have sex with remorse or coercion. Emotional and or verbal: continuous criticism or pestering at school, workplace, and home to endanger to hurt yourself, themselves, or a loved one. Economic: Be in charge of the person’s income and or exploitation of someone’s credit to make it strenuous for a person to acquire or maintain a job. Psychological: Minimize or hold accountable the person for the abuse, intimidation, and or threats obliterating property and or loved ones.
Child Abuse: An Imperfect World A major American society issue is child abuse and it just keeps increasing with each new generation. We need to always be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of child abuse and report it to proper authorities. “Approximately five children die every day because of child abuse” (Ho, Gross, & Bettencourt, 2017). “One out of three girls and one out of five boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18” (Gosselin, 2014). And, 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator such as a family member” (Ho, Gross, & Bettencourt, 2017).