The Importance Of Child Abuse

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In the United States, over six million children are vulnerable to abuse. Due to a vague definition and inconsistency of child abuse it is impossible to be “universally accepted” (Friedman and Billick). In his book “Bioethics,” Ed Bruce Jennings states that cases are usually underreported due to cultural differences and religious beliefs that makes it difficult to define child abuse and neglect. In the United States until the twentieth century, child abuse was known to be “morally acceptable and legally permissible” (I. Child Abuse). Firstly, during this research project, the causes and risk factors behind child abuse would be unfolded. Secondly, we will examine children’s effects and long-term consequences through adulthood. Then, introduce…show more content…
He also stated medicine as a form of “witchcraft and sorcery.” “We do disagree with medicine and believe that it puts our very eternal lives in jeopardy” (Russell). Idaho’s Ada County prosecutor’s office, Jean Fisher, a special crimes unit chief shared stories of a 16-year-old and two 8-year-old girls lost their lives because their parents denied medical care due to religious beliefs (Lawmakers scrutinize Idaho’s faith-healing exemption from child neglect, manslaughter charges). Based on the Idaho statistics and burials of the Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Canyon County, the child mortality rate from 2002 to 2011 was 31 percent, compared to the 3.37 percent statewide rate…show more content…
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study has found exposure to violent abuse during childhood, interferes with the brain developmental system which leads to delinquency. Anxiety, depression, sleeping disorder and school problems are some of the possible mental effects on children. Furthermore, emotional and behavioral effects include: eating disorders, substance abuse, unsafe sexual decision, suicide attempt and feeling of discomfort when touched physically (Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect). The most common cause of death for infants is known as the Abusive head trauma- an inflicted injury to the head and its contents caused by shaking and blunt impact (Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect 3). Also, known as the Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). The New York State Department of Health website provided statistics on SBS in which they reported an estimated of 1,000 to 3,000 children within the United States affected by Shaken Baby Syndrome each year. one fourth of victims dies and 80 percent of the survivors suffer from life-long permanent damage to the brain (Shaken Baby Syndrome-Facts and Figures ). Society would need to be more aware of their surroundings, educate, and empower one another raise public awareness more often then

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