The Impacts Of Child Abuse

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A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds, that's 8,640 cases a day (Childhelp, 2017). Child abuse is a big issue that deserves to have more attention brought to it. First, we’ll talk about what child abuse is, then, we’ll go over the impacts of child abuse and neglect and finally, we’ll also go over how we can help prevent the issue. Child abuse includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse and/or neglect. Child abuse rates would go down if a lot more attention were brought to it. Child abuse is an issue in which we deal with every day, child abuse could be happening in any home, at any time, rich or poor. Physical abuse is any intentional physical force or action taken by a parent or caregiver, which does or can result in…show more content…
It also includes leaving a child alone or failing to provide appropriate supervision. It is not considered to be neglect if the caregiver cannot provide these things due to lack of their financial ability unless financial assistance such as relief has been offered and refused (, 2017). be emotional, emotional abuse is a pattern of behavior that affects a child’s emotional development and sense of self-worth. It includes excessive, aggressive or unreasonable demands that place expectations on a child beyond his or her capacity. Emotional abuse includes constantly criticizing, teasing, belittling, insulting, rejecting, ignoring or isolating the child. It may also include exposure to domestic violence (, 2017). For example, when a parent or caregiver calls the child names, like stupid or dumb,  ’ , 10.6% of adults report being emotionally abused as a child (Childhelp, 2017). The last kind of abuse is sexual, sexual abuse is when a child is used for the sexual enjoyment of an adult or an older…show more content…
Mental health problems are a common consequence of child abuse and neglect in adults. In an American study, adults who had experienced child abuse were two, and a half times more likely to have major depression and six times more likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder compared to adults who had not experienced abuse or neglect (Child Family Community Australia, 2017). Mental health problems that commonly occur to those who have had past histories of child abuse and neglect include personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, depression, anxiety disorders and psychosis (Child Family Community Australia, 2017). Violence and criminal behaviour is another common long-term consequence of child abuse and neglect for adult survivors, particularly for those who have experienced physical abuse or witnessed domestic violence, as they were raised seeing behaviour like this used as an appropriate method for responding to stress or conflict (Child Family Community Australia, 2017). Connections were also found between childhood abuse and/or neglect and adult substance abuse. Another strong connection was also found between child physical abuse and/or sexual abuse and substance abuse problems in women while the same problem was founded in men, although men with child sexual abuse pasts were found to be at

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