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.
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Child abuse, while having many different forms and levels of severity, can be basically defined as the maltreatment of a child by a parent or other adult. When one thinks of child abuse, usually the first thing that comes to mind is physical harm, but the issue is actually much more complex. The abuse of a child can also be manifested in verbal and emotional forms, as well as in sexual molestation. All forms of child abuse generally result in similar emotional disorders and behavioral issues, but the major consequences of sexual abuse, such as mental or emotional scarring, promiscuity, and the tendency of former victims to become sexual abusers, cause it to be the most severely damaging form of child abuse. Sexual abuse cannot be clearly defined with ease.
There is a high likelihood that children who have been subjected to violence at home multiple times will experience PSTD (post traumatic stress disorder) (Margolin, 445). Studies show that domestic violence actually happens at high rates and is generally distinguished as one of the most frequent and severe unfavorable events during childhood (Margolin, 613). A study in 2006 showed that approximately 30% of children with two parents suffer from domestic violence (Charles, 138). Children who are victims or witnesses of domestic violence suffer intensive psychological damage if professional care is not provided as soon as possible. An article by the ... ... middle of paper ... ...142.
The United States has some of the worst statistics when it comes to child abuse. “It is currently estimated that one-third of all children are sexually abused before the age of 18” (Bogorad, 1998). Of these sexually abuse children most of them know their offender. Usually it is a family member or someone close to the family that is abusing the child. According to Bogorad (1998), “more 70 percent of offenders are immediate family.” This is the main reason why most children do not tell someone about being sexually abuse.
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Today over 6 million kids will see domestic violence happen within their homes and some will be traumatized,emotionally affected , or even receive abuse. Every day 3 females and 1 male will be murdered due to domestic violence issues . (Statistic Brain) The situation we see today on domestic violence is still nothing to be proud of. Everyday we see unneeded preventable deaths of innocen... ... middle of paper ... ...nd be able to help them. (Saving lives ,Giving Hope) Domestic violence is a serious and heinous crime.
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