The Pros And Cons Of Child Neglect

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Do you suspect a child is being abused? Has a child told you that they have been harmed by someone? Are you an adult survivor of child abuse? Nationally over six million children come to the attention of child protective services each year according to a Children’s Bureau 2014 report. Four children die every day in the United States because of abuse. Child abuse is defined as intentional acts that results in physical or emotional that harming the children. Nowadays, we always hear about child abuse and there are many children being abused every year. Preventing the forms of child abuse is a priority. There are four different forms of abuse and many people do not realize them. They include physical, emotional, neglect and sexual abuse.
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Neglectful situations can occur over short or long periods of time and have significantly different impacts on children. During 2008, 71% of all child victims experienced neglect, making it the most common form of child abuse. Neglect is the failure to provide for a child 's basic needs. This may include failure to provide food, clothing, medical care, education and other necessities needed for age appropriate physical, emotional and intellectual development. All forms of neglect can severely impact a child 's physical, emotional, or intellectual development. To prevent child neglect societies and communities must be empowered and strengthened to deal with its individuals and family units. Jobs, assistance programs, housing, food, medical and other social amenities must be developed to cater for the poorer in the community. Encouraging families to stand in and provide care, in cases where the care-giver is unable to is another way to prevent child neglect. As for teachers, they must be vigilant to spot children with signs of neglect then help can be given to prevent those cases from developing into severe

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