The Importance Of Child Abuse And Neglect

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Child abuse is more than bruises or broken bones on a child from a guardian or caregiver. Child abuse is when a caregiver or parent causes death, injury, emotional harm or serious harm to the child. The main types of maltreatment recognized by CPS (Child Protection Services) include sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional and child neglect. Sexual abuse is defined as sexual touching, rape, intercourse, sodomy, commercial exploit and exhibitionism to a minor. Physical abuse is defined as aggression, such as punching, kicking, beating, burning, shaking or physically harming a child. Emotional abuse are acts or omission that cause or have potential to affect behavioral, cognitive, emotions or mental disorder of a child. Child neglect is failing to provide for a child’s physical, educational or emotional needs. Child neglect is important because it is…show more content…
Slack et al. (2011) also had limitations in their research to find the identification of risk and protective factors related child neglect (p. 1362). With the exception of parental depression, social support, domestic violence, and multiple aspects of parental mental health and substance abuse, did not yield many statistically significant associations causing them to only select the measures that were common in all three studies from other researchers (as cited in K.S. Slack et al., 2011). Another limitation was the differences in study design between other research done in the past. This could cause them to have different outcomes than the other researchers who performed the same experiment, but in a different method. K.S. Slack et al. (2011) used different sample characteristics compared to other researchers in the past also making their results different from other researchers in the past (p.1362). Such findings do not rule out the possibility of selection bias-that certain unobserved characteristics predict both neglect risk as well as economic stress was also a limitation (as citied in K.S. Slack et al.,

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