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The Effects Of Emotional Abuse On Children

- ... The effects that abuse has on the brain can cause the children to have personality disorders and very low self-esteem. This causes so much stress that the child can just break down mentally. This is not good for a growing child. Adults that were psychologically abused as children have admitted to having some forms of PTSD and/or getting themselves into emotionally abusive romantic relationships as adults. (Childhood abuse may…) People that were abused as children have a very damaged sense of self-esteem which undoubtedly makes healthy relationships in the future a very difficult thing to do....   [tags: Psychological abuse, Child abuse, Bullying, Abuse]

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Emotional And Emotional Effects Of Emotional Abuse

- ... In Child Abuse Review (1997), it was found that fear inducing (terrorizing or creation of insecurity) was at a 95% this includes holding a knife to a child’s throat and constantly leaving the child with strangers. Inappropriate roles (scapegoat, weapon, parcel or too much or two little responsibility was at a 92%. Rejecting (active or passive) is at an 86% which includes telling a child they are unwanted or never giving the child the needed warmth or praise needed. Isolation (locking up or out or preventing socialization) was at a 54% this includes being overprotective....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Psychological abuse, Child abuse]

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Emotional And Emotional Effects Of Emotional Abuse

- Imagine being beaten day by day but not by punches or stabs but by hurtful comments that leave nothing but scars. People who are victims of emotional domestic violence may not even know it’s happening. At times the abuser may have no idea that they are even hurting anyone. In this essay I will prove that emotional abuse is just as hurtful, maybe even more harmful than any other type of abuse. Emotional abuse is any kind of abuse that is emotional rather than physical. “Emotional abuse can be elusive....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Psychological abuse, Child abuse]

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Emotional And Emotional Effects Of Emotional Abuse

- ... As humans, we often overlook these signs because sometimes we feel uncomfortable about how this topic makes us feel and wish to not feel this way. If we ignore it then it isn’t our problem. Abusers wish to keep up a certain appearance, if the family should go to church they will go to church and sit like nothing is happening. Remember the well behaved children that were possibly abused. As said by Leslie Vernick “God has put the church together not only model a loving family to a broken world, but also to model justice and protection when one of its members is destructive and unrepentant toward another” (Vernick 3)....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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The Effects Of Emotional Abuse On Children

- When people think of domestic violence, they often think of an injured or bruised woman who has been brutally assaulted by her partner. However, not all abusive relationships involve violence. Verbal abuse is the main abuse that will be discussed in this research paper. Just because you’re not assaulted does not mean you’re not battered. Many women suffer from verbal abuse, which is no less devastating. Sadly, emotional abuse is often unrecognized, even by the person being abused. Emotional abuse can hurt just as much as physical violence, or even more in my opinion....   [tags: Abuse, Domestic violence, Child abuse, Violence]

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Emotional Abuse And Its Effects On A Person

- ... What she means by her statement is how there are many pieces of evidence needed to prove any information given by theorists and psychologists. A majority of those pieces can be found by taking a look into a person’s background. Joan Lachkar, writer of The Many Faces of Abuse, states that to take a look, “we must commit ourselves to an in-depth understanding of the mysterious forces that lead to such abuse” (XXX). To commit to an in-depth understanding, when listening to a victim of abuse, a person has to pay attention to the victim’s stories, taking note of the key points and processing what the victim is saying and further understanding how the abuse that the victim has been through has...   [tags: Child abuse, Psychological abuse, Abuse, Bullying]

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The Effects Of Emotional Abuse On An American Home

- ... Victims are often too embarrassed or scared t say anything. The sickest part about this kind of abuse is it is often family, such as; aunts, uncles, cousins,step/half brothers and sisters and step fathers and mothers. Children take things very differently. They take things differently from adults and from other children. The type of abuse will not change the fact that it can and will affect children in ways many people do not understand. Kids have a developmental stage in life. It is the most malleable from ages 2-6....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Psychological abuse, Bullying]

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Detecting and Treatng Childhood Emotional Abuse

- Despite the high volume of empirical research available on child abuse, the exact model of negative outcome development and the solution models are not yet clear, so researchers often propose longitudinal studies to discover the courses of psychological development after abuse and the exact age of onset for disorders that stem from childhood abuse. However, there is no doubt that the scope and severity of child abuse is a crucial factor in developing negative outcomes, so the issue should be addressed immediately....   [tags: sexual abuse prevention]

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The Effects of Emotional Abuse on an Individual

- A persons emotions influence every aspect of ones lives. Especially when you’re a child, your emotions are vulnerable to every interaction they receive. When these emotions are beaten down and destroyed continuously, a common name for this is abuse. For example, Dee, a young married women, was emotionally abused everyday by her husband. He treated her as more of a servant than a wife and she eventually hated her life. She became depressed and eventually contemplated suicide. It wasn’t until then that she considered getting help (YWCA Mohawk Valley, 2014)....   [tags: psychology, behavioral science]

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Physical and Emotional Abuse of an Elder

- The number of elders who are abused in this country and around the world each day is growing at an astonishing rate be it from individuals or institutions. As many as one in ten older adults and one in two people with dementia are victims of elder abuse. Unfortunately, for every case that gets reported there are 23 that go unreported. ("Get Info," 2014) as you can see from the statistics elder abuse is not uncommon in the United States. Any elder has the potential of being physically, emotionally, sexually, or financially abused by another individual....   [tags: self-neglect, inflicting mental pain]

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Effects of Emotional Abuse

- Each year more cases of Emotional abuse go unreported because the majority of people experiencing emotional abuse are not aware that it is happening. I was one of these people years ago; it took some caring friends to get me to see what was going on. In the following paragraphs I will touch on ways one can tell they are being emotionally abused, and ways to get help. While Undefined, Emotional abuse affects more people each day because they do not know that they are being abused. Abuse is any behavior that is used to control another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, and verbal or physical assault....   [tags: Psychology]

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Emotional Abuse in Canada

- Many cases of emotional maltreatment and abuse go unreported each year because children and youth may not be aware that it is happening to them. Other forms of abuse such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or exposure to violence are more readily known about and easier to label and understand. Emotional maltreatment, however, is much harder to identify and define. One broad and general definition of emotional abuse states emotional maltreatment “involves acts or omissions by those in contact with a child that are likely to have serious, negative, emotional impact” (Ministry of Child and Family Development)....   [tags: Psychiatry, Mental Health]

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Childhood Emotional Abuse

- Although all therapists are aware of the childhood emotional abuse issue, it is possible that only few therapists understand the scope of the issue. Emotional maltreatment is harder to detect than other forms of abuse because it is more subtle. When Child Protective Services (CPS) conduct family assessments, it is the hardest form of abuse to prove because parents are very open about the topic and emotional abuse does not leave any physical evidence behind. However, it certainly influences a child's self-esteem, promotes the feeling of guilt, insecurity, and creates the inability to form stable relationships during adulthood....   [tags: Social Issues, Child Protective Services]

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Emotional Abuse Leaves no Physical Marks

- Emotional abuse leaves no physical marks. It is invisible to the naked eye. No one is safe from emotional abuse, it can occur anywhere and anytime. I am a victim to emotional abuse, and the scars are still freshly present. Both good and bad came from the abuse, but I view myself as an educator raising awareness, not a victim seeking pity, justice, or tears. Emotional abuse can be anything that hinders a child’s growth: consistently putting someone down, or a parent that fails to show love or affection towards his or her child....   [tags: invisible scars]

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Physical, Sexual, Emotional Abuse, and Poverty

- Introduction Poverty in America is not indicated by a specific income level, as most people think, but instead by a comparison of 48 possible poverty thresholds taking into account family size and composition without regard to geographic locations (Macartney, 2011). For example, the poverty threshold for a family of 5 with two children under the age of 18 would be $27,517 ( 2013); an amount that would be difficult to live off of in major cities where the cost of living is much higher. According to the Current Population Survey, 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplement for the year 2012, there are 46.5 million people in America who are living in poverty, including 21.8 percent of...   [tags: neglect, unsafe living conditions]

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The Worse Types of Domestic Abuse

- Somewhere in the world at this very moment, people are being abused. They will be left with bruises, cuts, broken bones, and scars. There are many reasons why people need to speak out against domestic violence. One reason is that statistics show that most abusers will continue to abuse until they are arrested. Another reason is that domestic violence does not only physically harm a person; it also mentally harms the victim and any children involved. The third reason is that help is available. People of all races, education levels, and ages experience domestic abuse....   [tags: emotional abuse, physical, sexual]

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Domestic Abuse Is A Pattern Of Any Physical, Mental, Emotional, And Sexual Abuse

- Cindy Matute Mr. Florio P. 6th October 24th, 2014 American Gov’t Domestic abuse is a pattern of any physical, mental, emotional, or sexual abuse, which helps the abuser maintain power over another person. Organizations have been created, allowing the victim of domestic abuse to receive help and escape the abusive cycle. As the issue receives more attention, the federal government created laws to punish offenders. Domestic abuse and culture go hand in hand. Since the 19th century, views of what is acceptable have been deferred, and those beliefs are used to justify someone’s abusive behavior....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Violence]

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Celebrities´ Suffer from Emotional Abuse and Invasion of Privacy

- In today’s society, we take the luxury of normalcy for granted. We produce a daily failure to realize that even the people we rave about on reality TV shows, movies, sitcoms, and talk shows suffer from emotional abuse and extreme invasion of privacy. Celebrities have every right to privacy because no matter how famous, they are citizens of the United States and are entitled to their constitution. Although out the celebrities’ career they face the brutality of paparazzi. They knew that the lifestyle came with paparazzi and other nuisances that have their own opinions....   [tags: paparazzi, photography, luxury]

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Child Abuse in Society, a Prevalent Concern Today

- Child abuse is a prevalent concern in today’s society that is often misunderstood or neglected. Children among all social classes and age suffer physical, emotional, and sexual abuse on a regular basis. Adolescents frequently suffer from physical and emotional effects as a consequence of their parents’ abuse. Kids suffer from anxiety towards their own homes and parents for the fear of abuse or neglect. This abuse is understood to primarily be in the homes of uneducated or unfortunate parents. However, child abuse surpasses all racial, cultural, religious, and economic boundaries....   [tags: physical, sexual and emotional abuse]

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Taking a Look at Abuse in a Relationship

- Since women often appeared trapped by violence, researchers surveyed women, who were in an abusive relationship at one time, to figure out why they remained with their partners. They found that the women currently involved in an abusive relationship viewed their partner positively, while women who had left the relationship tended to see the negative effects. Although they were abused, the women still in the relationship also received affection from the man. Thus, these women appear to use coping strategies to mask the abuse inflicted and convince themselves to remain in the harmful situation....   [tags: violence, physical and emotional abuse]

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Unhealthy Relationships- The Devastating Effects of Verbal and Emotional Abuse

- The statement “A relationship is only unhealthy if it becomes physically violent” could be supported by people who feel that because verbal abuse, lowering of self esteem and other repercussions of mentally or spiritually unhealthy relationships are not directly threatening to your physical health it remains “healthy”. A healthy relationship can be defined as being a reciprocal relationship where there is respect, empathy, compassion, acceptance, cooperation and listening for both people in the relationship....   [tags: Psychology, Abusive Relationships]

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Types of Abuse and the Long Term Effects

- Abuse typically is broken down into four different types which include; physical, sexual, emotional or psychological, and neglect (Norman et al., 2012). During the 2012 fiscal year there were an estimated 686,000 abused and neglected children in the United States (Child Maltreatment, 2012). 686,000 includes children who were found by the state to have suffered from at least one form of abuse, and includes the children who died as a result of abuse (Child Maltreatment, 2012). There are many signs and symptoms that can be exhibited by children who suffer abuse, some signs and symptoms overlap, and some are unique to the type of abuse the child is suffering....   [tags: Physical, Secual, Emotional, Psychological, Abuse]

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What is Abuse and What are its Effects on People?

- Everyone has either seen, experienced or been a victim of abuse. An inability to directly determine what abuse is leads people to question what actions classifies abuse. Abuse is generally associated with adults, child, animals and the elderly can suffer from mistreatment. A multitude of ways can express the idea of what abuse is. Most recently, the term bullying has become the universal term for children, abusing other children, however that is also a vague explanation. What are the criteria for identifying abuse....   [tags: physical, verbal, emotional, sexual abuse]

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Women and Substance Abuse (Why?)

- ... Including domestic violence victimization than males that are in treatment. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, women with substance abuse issues are more likely than men to report greater dysfunction in the family of origin and with the lack of adequate role models for parenting. This goes back to the theory that most women turn to substances for self-medicating purposes due to unresolved traumas or events in their lives. Women’s addiction is also different because women not only self-medicate because of traumatic events, but also to function as a working mother/woman in a fast paced world....   [tags: emotional, physical abuse, mental health disorders]

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The Effect of Child Abuse on The Emotional Development of the Infant

- The Effect of Child Abuse on the Emotional Development of the Infant to Five Years Old in the United States A Review of the Literature Child abuse is one of the most serious issues in the United States today. Child abuse is the physical, emotional/ psychological or sexual maltreatment of a minor. Neglecting a child is another type of abuse, and includes malnutrition, abandonment, and/or inadequate care of a child’s safety. Additionally, any neglectful act can lead to physical or emotional harm and in some cases death of a child....   [tags: sexual maltreatment, brutality, vulnerable]

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Typical and Atypical Abuse

- Typical and Atypical Abuse Physical and emotional abuse can originate from any source but the majority of the abuse generates from parental or adult figures and is direct toward a timid figure, typically a child. The abuser commonly chooses a more timid recipient because they will be less likely to stand up against the abuser. Physical abuse is maltreatment that involves actual contact between one body part of a person and an other body part of an other person, such as hitting or slapping. Emotional abuse consists of just the opposite: maltreatment that is directed to harming the individual psychologically, such as negative comments or put downs (National Exchange Club Foundation, 2000)....   [tags: Physical Emotional Abuse Abusive Essays]

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What is Domestic Violence?

- Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a pattern of physical and mental abuse and controlling behavior in a relationship and can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender; this type of abuse can have both short and long term affects and can cause physical, mental, and emotional pain. While abuse can happen to anyone, women are by far the most frequent victims and men are the most frequent abusers. The U.S. department of justice estimates that 95 percent of the assaults on partners or spouses is committed by men against women (Toby)....   [tags: Emotional Abuse, Domestic Abuse]

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Physical & Emotional Abuse in Jane Eyre: How This Affected Jane’s Evolution Into a Dynamic Character

- Jane Eyre has been acclaimed as one of the best gothic novels in the Victorian Era. With Bronte’s ability to make the pages come alive with mystery, tension, excitement, and a variety of other emotions. Readers are left with rich insight into the life of a strong female lead, Jane, who is obedient, impatient, and passionate as a child, but because of the emotional and physical abuse she endures, becomes brave, patient, and forgiving as an adult. She is a complex character overall but it is only because of the emotional and physical abuse she went through as a child that allowed her to become a dynamic character....   [tags: literature, Romanticism]

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Domestic Violence: And They Didn't Live Happily Ever After

- “And they lived happily ever after...” Little girls all over the world desire their love story to follow the path of these six promising words; but unfortunately for many young dreamers, this fairy tale finale becomes just the opposite of what they crave. These little girls grow up to become young women, and one out of every four will experience some sort of domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence is “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and other abusive behavior perpetrated by one intimate partner against the other.” While there are occurrences of domestic abuse against men, women account for eighty-five percent of all domestic violence cases...   [tags: sexual, physical and emotional abuse]

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Cyber Bullying; Hiding Behind the Screen

- Although bullying has been around for numerous years, it has been considered a way to "toughen up" a child and prove their worth. As society changed so did other material, such as technology becoming more advanced. New accomplishments were achieved, however, the way people communicated among others through this new technology became just as bad as being bullied face-to-face. According to a book called Cyber Bullying, the word never existed before the year 2000, "before that time, there was no need for such a word to describe this type of bullying" (Hunter 8)....   [tags: psychological and emotional abuse]

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Different Types of Cyber Bullying

- ... People cyber bully for many reasons, if they were popular they might be doing it to stay popular or just for entertainment or by seeing other people get hurt it makes them feel powerful. If they were not successful socially they might bully other people to help cope with their low self-esteem, or they think it will help them fit in, or they have trouble empathizing with those they hurt. Mostly a bullies' behavior comes from their own problems that they can't handle, and that their parents aren’t close to them as they should be, and that they are emotionally unstable, and unable to control their impulses....   [tags: physical, verbal and emotional abuse]

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What is Domestic Violence?

- Domestic Violence Do you know what domestic violence is. Domestic violence is when someone has been physically, emotionally, or mentally abused. Some signs of domestic violence is when your partner humiliates you, threatens to kill the individual or themselves. Someone that has gone through physical, emotional, or mental abuse normally are more aware of the signs. This essay will cover the harmful effects of physical, emotional, and mental abuse. Physical abuse is when someone lays their hands on an individual or family member....   [tags: physical, verbal, emotional abuse]

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The Links Between Child Abuse and Psychological, Emotional, Behavioral, and Interpersonal Disorders

- Abuse of children has become a major social problem and a main cause of many people's suffering and personal problems. Neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse have an immediate and long-term effects on a child's development. The long-term effects of abuse and neglect of a child can be seen in psychiatric disorders, increased rates of substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. Child abuse and neglect is a huge problem. Parents who abuse are people who have been abused and neglected themselves as children(Long Term Consequences)....   [tags: Violence Children Abuse Essays]

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We Need to Pay Attention to Bullying and Cyber Bullying

- Violated. Trapped. Afraid. These are the feelings of young victims of cyber bullying. Bullying has metamorphosed into so much more than face-to-face interactions. Now, children cannot escape the torture when they leave social situations. The torment follows them home and has transformed into words laced with hatred and animosity. Behind computer screens, the oppressors may remain anonymous, creating fear of the unknown. Unnamed and unidentified, these online bullies can instill terror in the hearts of those being harassed....   [tags: physical and emotional abuse by peers]

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Violence in School and In the Workplace

- Violent behavior at work and at school is exhibited in a wide-range of abusive behavior, a field that varies from mild forms of teasing to verbal abuse to long-standing persecution to deadly violence itself. Work-related slayings have steadily ranked amongst the highest causes of on-the-job deaths in the United States since 1992. Workers in certain occupational classes appear as amplified threats of violence, including schoolteachers. While faculty aggression has been recognized as a challenge among students, little is understood about violence in opposition to teachers....   [tags: violent behavior, bullying, emotional abuse]

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Theories on Working Memory and Bullying

- Problem 1: Memory The NHS has recognised that numbers of error have transpired within nursing homes resulting from failures in central executive (short term) memory function in dementia patients. The NHS has sought advice on the possible interventions to help improve this type of memory and an overview of theory for this memory. They also want to know about how the effectiveness of the intervention would be measured. Baddeley and Hitch’s (1974) model of Working Memory will be used to explain this effect....   [tags: NHS, physical, emotional abuse, ]

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Afganistan: A Woman's Nightmare

- What if you risked being assaulted every time you left your home. How would you feel if your husband was in control of every aspect of your life. Afghanistan women encounter both of these circumstances on a day-to-day basis. Many are faced with physical and emotional abuse by their husbands and families. Women’s rights in Afghanistan were majorly affected by the rule of the Taliban, a government group who stripped women of their human rights, established discriminating laws, and whose legacy still affects Afghan women today....   [tags: physical, emotional, abuse, discriminating, laws]

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The Threat of Physical, Emotional, and Mental Abuse if you Disagree: Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

- In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale there is a threat of physical, emotional, and mental abuse if you disagree with the established group or party. The Handmaid’s Tale is a book about a “woman victimized by a totalitarian system that attempts to control her thoughts and deny her humanity” (Thomas 90). In The Handmaid’s Tale there are differences between all the women. There are the wives, who are married to the commanders. The commanders are in charge of all the other women. There are the econowives, which are the wives of the low-ranking officials....   [tags: Econowives, Manmade System]

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Some Statistics on Child Maltreatment

- Child maltreatment is “any act that seriously endangers a child’s physical or emotional well-being” (Belsky, 2010). There are four kinds of child maltreatment: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Physical abuse is any physical harm that results in bruises. It includes everything from extreme spanking to beating, which could result in death. Causing severe emotional damage, for example terrifying or taking advantage of a child, is considered emotional abuse. Sexual abuse includes everything from fondling and exhibitionistic acts to rape and incest....   [tags: physical, emotional, psychologial abuse]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event such as war, abuse, and a brutal human encounter. If one has an emotional response to an event, the response can potentially become long-term. This long-term response is diagnosed as posttraumatic stress disorder. PTSD is thoroughly examined in soldiers after returning from combat. However, the US Army began screening soldiers for associations with PTSD during World War I prior to deployment (Jones 2003). Associations such as: family, education, personal histories, psychiatric disorder, and childhood abuse....   [tags: Traume, Emotional Disorder, Abuse, Brutality]

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How to Deal with Bullying

- “Administrators must work with parents, students and community agencies to address the problem and failing to do so can lead to tragic outcomes” (Holladay 4). Meanwhile support is needed: for the students being bullied or the perpetrators (3. SV: SV). School district can however teach students to be care when they use the internet (Education digest 30). According to an 2006 study found that “40% of preteens and 30% of teens are cyberbullied at school’’ (5). Cyberbullying does not begin at school; the behavior can, have serious negative effects (2.SVC;S,C)....   [tags: verbal, emotional and physical abuse]

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Intimate Partner Violence

- Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is historically referred to as domestic violence. It describes a pattern of coercive and assaultive behavior that may include psychological abuse, progressive isolation, sexual assault, physical injury, stalking, intimidation, deprivation, and reproductive coercion among partners (The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF), 1999). IPV leads to lifelong consequences such as lasting physical impairment, emotional trauma, chronic health problems, and even death. It is an issue effecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background....   [tags: psychological/physical/emotional,/sexual abuse]

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Taking a Look at Bullying in Schools

- Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance ( Bullying is in every type of school now from elementary to college. And it seems as though children are getting meaner and meaner. The victims of bullies seem to be going to more drastic measures to stop the torture. Bullying as of late is quickly becoming one of the most reported acts in school. A fourth grader named Antonio wrote an essay reflecting on his life as a bully and how much he wanted to change....   [tags: aggressive behavior, emotional & phisical abuse]

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Domestic Violence

- No one deserves to be hurt physically, emotionally, or sexually. Therefore neither man, child, or woman should have to be a victim of domestic violence. Women are not the only people who are subjected to domestic violence. Even though, on further evaluation on the website of, statistics state that, “32% of women who had ever experienced domestic violence did so four or five (or more) times, compared with 11% of the (smaller number) of men who had ever experienced domestic violence”....   [tags: Abuse, Physical, Emotional, Sexual]

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Taking a Look at Childhood Abuse

- Since 2006 the amount of head trauma related incidents from child abuse has increased more rapidly than expected and has significantly risen within the past year, As a college student studying and coming into close contact with many locals and families of locals, I wondered why this was happening. Scientist isn’t sure if it’s economic stress of if there is just a random wave of violence streaming through the United States family households. I immediately came across the physical damages that had been done to children with connection to child abuse and though rather than focusing on this matter with connection to child abuse and thought rather than focusing on this matter with in the United S...   [tags: emotional trauma]

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Pain into Beauty

- Pain into Beauty People look back on their childhoods in different ways. Some see it as a time of joy and laughter, love and learning. Many feel a bittersweet mixture of happy nostalgia, and painful moments. Some prefer not to look back at all, seeking only to move forward. Then there are people like me, who look back in anger, bitterness, and sorrow. It seems that few people enjoy a pain-free upbringing. In fact, the very idea of childhood is a fairly new concept. In the early part of the last century, children were considered miniature adults, and were expected to act that way....   [tags: Personal Narrative Emotional Verbal Abuse Essays]

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Is Corporal Punishment Child Abuse?

- Hitting, fighting, screaming, ignoring, unnecessary touching, are all examples of child abuse. Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. (Smith, and Segal). There are four types of child abuse, physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect. Physical abuse is any type of injury a child may receive, such as scars, bruises, and other visible injuries, which can occur from hitting, slapping, kicking and other types of violence....   [tags: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect]

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Types of Child Abuse

- Do you ever wonder why adults abuse their children. Well, I do. People that abuse their children don’t know what they are putting them through. Some forms of child abuse are physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. On November 17, 2013, a child was found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken hanging around his neck. The foster families parents were both arrested and put in jail, and 4 other kids including the other one were taken out of there. We need to stop child abuse by strengthening our Social Services and make them more aware of child abuse....   [tags: sexual, emotional, neglect]

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Abuse is When One Controls Another

- The topic of abuse has been around for a large number of years. Abuse is when a person attempts to control the behavior of another person. It is a misuse of power which uses the bonds of intimacy, dependency, trust, and intimacy to make the victim feel or seem vulnerable. Abuse can cause a lot of harm to a person, it can cause that person suicide to commit suicide because they’d feel that it is the only way out, it makes a person feel miserable, and it also puts the person that is being abused unhealthy positions....   [tags: emotional, physical, behavior]

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The Effects of Substance Abuse in Young Adults

- By the eighth grade, 29.5 percent of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 15.5 percent have smoked cigarettes, and 15 percent have used marijuana (11 Facts About Teens and Drug Use). Substance abuse by young adults using illegal or prescription drugs and alcohol can result in a loss of interest in education, serious emotional problems and chemical dependency. Substance abuse can cause lower grades, leading to becoming less involved in school activities, skipping school because of lack of interest and possibly dropping out all together....   [tags: education, emotional, chemical dependency]

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Domestic Violence is Primary Abuse of Women

- ... In 2005, the WHO interviewed over 24,000 women between the ages of 15 and 49 years in various Asian, African, and South American countries to assess the prevalence of IPV. The survey found that IPV was a globally prominent issue with prevalence of physical violence ranged from 13% (Japan) to 61% (Peru), and prevalence of sexual violence ranged from 6% (Japan) to 59% (Ethiopia) among interviewees (WHO, 2005). Victims of IPV may acquire bodily damages due to physical abuse, such as severe wounds, broken bones, traumatic injury, and other physical deformities (NCIPC, 2011; WHO, 2010)....   [tags: sexual, physical, emotional]

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Child Abuse

- Safe-House: Creating Safe, Beneficial Environments for Children Background: Child abuse is a subjective term which can carry multiple meanings and definitions. However, for the purpose of this paper, child abuse will be composed of the following definition. “Child abuse consists of any act of commission or omission that endangers or impairs a child’s physical or emotional health and development. Child abuse includes any damage done to a child which cannot be reasonably explained and which is often represented by an injury or series of injuries appearing to be non-accidental in nature.” The most well-known forms of child abuse include the following: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and...   [tags: safe-house, emotional response]

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The Role of Attachment in Infancy Is Vital in Subsequent Emotional Development

- “Attachment is a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space” McLeod (2009), as a core component of social and emotional development, the necessity and role of caregivers is a heavily researched area. Theories differ on the impairment that a crippled or complete lack of attachment causes to an infant in terms of social, emotional or intellectual development. These theories range from Harlow’s unethical work with infant rhesus monkeys to Chisholm’s study of Romanian orphans, the work remains relevant however in order to be aware of how to support or setback the deleterious affects that studies appear to be congruent on occur in infants of abuse o...   [tags: social isolation, abuse, abandoned ]

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Elder Abuse Legislation: Is it doing what it should?

- Background on Mandatory Reporting Laws Elder abuse is causing emotional, physical or sexual harm, financial exploitation, or intentional or unintentional neglect to someone of greater age, whether it be from a family member or a stranger. Elder abuse has been a social issue for many years prior to any kind of legislation being made. Victims of elder abuse are often older adults ages 60 to 75 and the person abusing the elder is usually someone the victim knows, but could be a stranger in certain cases....   [tags: emotional, physical, sexual, harm, law, gerontolog]

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Child Abuse And Sexual Abuse

- ... At the meeting we had to vote weather we thought the case would go to conference, and all the professionals agreed for it to be taken to an initial child protection conference (ICPC). The ICPC date was arranged 3 days after the strategy meeting. CS delivered a report to P’s address that should have been discussed with her. However, she was left to read the report and contacted me after she opened it. I asked her to come to the office so that we can contact the CS and request them to go through the report with her....   [tags: Abuse, Psychological abuse, Physical abuse]

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Domestic Abuse And Sexual Abuse

- ... People generally think that spousal abuse needs to be distinguished by the difference between the types of relationships. A huge misconception is that abuse only occurs later in life or when you are in a marriage. This is simply not true; abuse can start in high school relationships and it can take place while in a dating relationship. Spousal abuse does not discriminate against age or sexuality, whether a person is heterosexual or homosexual, abuse can come from either party in the relationship at any age....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse, Bullying]

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Child Protective Services And Its Effect On Children 's Emotional Development

- ... Some children may directly that they are experiencing abuse or neglect. According to a report from the health department, 676,569 children were victims of child abuse or neglect. (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). Child abuse and neglect have immediate and long term consequences. In addition to impacting the child, child abuse and neglect impacts the family, the school community and even future generations. Although the impact of child abuse and neglect is often discussed in terms of physical, psychological, behavioral and societal consequences, it is impossible to separate the types of impact....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Foster care]

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Child Abuse: The Epidemic That Must Cease

- Child abuse is epidemic in many countries as well as the United States. It is estimated that every thirteen seconds a child is abused in some manner: physically, sexually, emotionally or by neglect (Friedman). Each year, there are over 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States involving more than 6 million children. Child abuse can be reduced with proper education of the parents and with greater public awareness. Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of a child....   [tags: Abuse]

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The Effects Of Domestic Abuse On Children

- Abuse occurs when people mistreat or misuse other people, showing no concern for their integrity or intent worth as individuals. There are different types of abuse, examples are, family abuse, neglect, and emotional abuse. On average, most children that grow up in an abusive home are most likely to become abusive towards their spouse and or kids. Family abuse can be the worse because it affects the whole family. Emotional abuse affects the inside and that can be mentally damaging. Most of the time, neglect abuse is not always intentional....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Domestic Abuse

- Domestic violence has been an ongoing issue among couples in society. This violence is not something that is new; it has been around for a long time. Domestic violence, can range from physical, mental, and emotional. When a couple is in an intimate relationship or married, one of the individuals in the relationship tries to dominate the other partner by trying to control them. This is commonly called domestic violence. A vast majority of domestic violence cases go unreported each year. This could be because the victim believes their spouse will harm them more if police are involved or the victim thinks they can fix and stop the violence themselves....   [tags: Domestic Violence, Physical, Mental, Emotional]

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Elder Abuse And Neglect Of The Elderly

- ... Elder abuse, including neglect and mistreatment, is experienced by one out of every ten people ages 60 and older who live at home. This statistic is likely an underestimate because many victims are unable or afraid to tell the police, family, or friends about the violence (CDC, 2015) . Prevalence Statistics may not tell the entire story. Every case of elder abuse and neglect is not reported to authorities; experts estimate as many as 23 cases go undetected. The quality of life of older individuals who experience abuse is severely jeopardized, as they often experience worsened functional and financial status and progressive dependency, poor health, feelings of helplessness and lonelines...   [tags: Abuse, Psychological abuse, Child abuse]

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Child Abuse And The United States

- ... Physical abuse is distinguished by injuries such as beating or by harsh discipline. Pushing around a child excessively by either smacking, beating, shaking, shoving, stabbing, throwing, kicking, choking or biting are all under the category of physical abuse because that is the harm that is left on a child’s body after that type of abuse. In most cases the abuser isn’t really aware of how much force they use on their victim, it’s them showing a sign of discipline on the child In some studies it is stated that two out of three children are physically abused....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Child Abuse Is A Social Problem

- ... 1) For a vast array of reasons, child abuse still exists today. Poverty, addictions and mental health all contribute to this frightening social problem in the United States. Childhelp has a unique three step approach to helping end, as well as treat child abuse and neglect. First, programs exist to prevent the cycle of abuse. This is important because 30% of abused and neglected children will go on to be an abuser. Second, Childhelp has an intervention program that is dedicated to interceding and removing children from abusive and dangerous situations....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Psychological abuse]

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A Case Of Chid Abuse

- ... Children that have been abused usually have anger management difficulties. They were never taught the right way to express their anger. They use it to communicate, solve their problems, and show control ("Childhood"). Anger can turn to physical abuse which could be hitting, burning, or shoving. Even though you can see physical abuse with the eye from bruises, burns, or broken bones you can also notice it by the way they act. Many kids do not tell anyone that they are being abused. They keep it a secret because most of the time it is someone they love like a family member....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Physical abuse]

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The Assisted Living Facilities Abuse

- Assisted Living Facilities abuse is a frequently occurring problem in our society (Hamilton). There are diverse categories of abuse that transpire in Assisted Living Facilities which are physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, and financial abuse. Samples of physical abuse would be hitting or beating the elders with an object or their hand, force feeding them or pulling their hands. Sexual abuse is the Assisted Living Facility employees having sexual acts with non-consenting patients....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Cost of Drug Abuse on Society

- Drug abuse is a rampant problem in the United States. Drugs can be abused in a variety of different ways by people from every walk of life. Most of us have been affected by drug abuse either directly or indirectly. Drug abusers harm themselves, as well as their families and communities. Drug abuse takes an enormous toll on our society at many levels. The cost of drug abuse on our society is astronomical, not only financially but also personally, emotionally, socially and professionally. Drug abuse is the misuse or overdose of any medication or drug, including alcohol....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]

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Drug Abuse In the Nursing Profession

- "This is a disease that tells you that you don’t have it. It’s the only disease I know that argues with you and says, ‘Look, despite all the evidence, you don’t have a problem’" (Kunyk and Austin, 2005, p. 385). All over the world, people suffer from the addictive properties of the many varieties drugs. In the recent decade, increasing amounts of nurses have begun to see the effects of substance usage while on the job. This unpublicized problem that is sweeping nurses in America is a problem that should not be ignored as they are the frontline of healthcare....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]

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The Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis

- The rate of death due to prescription drug abuse in the U.S. has escalated 313 percent over the past decade. According to the Congressional Quarterly Transcription’s article "Rep. Joe Pitt Holds a Hearing on Prescription Drug Abuse," opioid prescription drugs were involved in 16,650 overdose-caused deaths in 2010, accounting for more deaths than from overdoses of heroin and cocaine. Prescribed drugs or painkillers sometimes "condemn a patient to lifelong addiction," according to Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]

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Geriatric Abuse Is A Real Problem

- Geriatric Abuse Sixty-four pounds and only a fruit peel in her stomach, a deceased woman was found on her couch and had apparently been dead for almost four hours. The Michigan police were called into the home of this elderly woman who had been abused for over five years by her paid, unlicensed caregiver. According MLife Media Group, Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said, “ I think this case should shock the conscience of a society that values the elderly”(Harris)....   [tags: Abuse, Psychological abuse, Child abuse, Bullying]

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The Horrible Abuse Of The United States

- ... The sexual abuse she endured was at the hands of her step-brother. Even in her frail condition the girl was often made to do chores outside the home like shovel snow without proper attire or while naked and move heavy objects by herself while being yelled at to “hurry up”. The girl’s father continually denied the allegations against him during the investigation as well as during the trial. He tried to explain the fact that the 15 year old weighed a mere 68 pounds was due to an eating disorder....   [tags: Child abuse, Neglect, Abuse, Physical abuse]

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The Common Types Of Abuse

- ... People with disabilities may have a delay in seeking the right treatment due to their experiences being abused, therefore being apprehensive about the situation. Some other signs of physical abuse are sleep disturbances, defensiveness when asked questions, and uneasiness about physical contact. If someone comes into contact with a person who displays these types of signs and symptoms, it is important to contact someone right away. Most of the time if a person with a disability is being abused, they are unaware of what is going on or think that it is normal....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Bullying, Psychological abuse]

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Child Abuse : A Problem Of Epic Proportions

- ... Even though each state is responsible for providing their own definition of child maltreatment and neglect, CAPTA has set the minimum standards. Signs of Abuse There are numerous signs that may signal the presence of child abuse while each type of abuse shows different signs. The most common signs that children exhibit for all types of maltreatment are sudden changes in mood or school performance, has not received help for medical problems, paranoia, reluctance to be around a certain person, does not want to go home, or becomes withdrawn are a few of those signs (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2012)....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Physical abuse]

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Child Abuse And The United States

- ... “People usually attempt suicide to block unbearable emotional pain, which is caused by a wide variety of problems” (Angelfire, 2016). Although, the site lists several changes that contributes to suicide but the ones to focus on are: *Loss of self-esteem or personal expectations, *Emotional/ Psychical, and Social (Angelfire, 2016). The children that survive abuse face other challenges that can result to damage to themselves as well as the people around them. Accordingly, many studies have been conducted with survivors, in regards to the damage caused by growing up in abusive situations....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Physical abuse, Neglect]

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Child Abuse Is A Serious Crime

- Approximately, four children die every day..." (National child abuse statistics) as a consequence of child abuse and neglect. There are many different kinds of child abuse, and all of them can cause life-long damage to its victims. The types of abuse in neglect, physical, medical, emotional, sexual, and even abandonment. Child abuse is a serious crime that plagues America 's youth and should be stopped. Regrettably child abuse has been happening all over the world to young and older chilren, many of these theings are kept hidden, because the children are too scared to speak on the issues at home....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Neglect, Physical abuse]

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Child Abuse And Its Effect On Children

- Abuse happens everyday, it may happen to someone and they may not realize it is happening. States are looking for ways to deal with the one million cases of child abuse each year. One method , known as differential response or alternative response, is being used in a number of state child protective service programs. How would you define abuse. Abuse is the use of something for a bad purpose; misuse or to hurt or injure by maltreatment; ill-use. Some types of abuse are physical abuse: involving hitting, pushing, biting, punching, choking; Emotional abuse: cursing/ swearing, attacks on self-esteem, blaming, and criticizing your thoughts and feelings; Psychological abuse: Threatening, throwin...   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Child Abuse And Its Effects On Children

- ... The problem is that there is the failure to enforce these laws which according to me is a national disgrace. The Department of Health and Human Services of the United States has the responsibility to implement and enforce child welfare laws and programs (International Society for the Prevention of Child, 1977). However, it takes a distant approach and allows states to certify themselves that they are complying with the federal laws. For instance, there are reports that hundreds of children die out of abuse and neglect, yet there are child protection agencies in place....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Discipline is Not Abuse

- Many people today are getting arrested for simply disciplining a child. But, in older times disciplining a child set good moral standards and taught that child on what that child was supposed to do and what not to do. There is a fine line between abuse and discipline. So what is child abuse. Child abuse consists of any act of commission or omission that endangers or impairs a child’s physical or emotional health and development. Child abuse includes any damage done to a child which cannot be reasonably explained and which is often represented by an injury or series of injuries appearing to be non-accidental in nature....   [tags: Moral Standards, Child Abuse, Discipline]

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The Problem Of Child Abuse

- ... Any child could be going through some type of abuse in his/her life. The Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) describes, “Child abuse does not discriminate. It spans all racial, gender, socio-economic and demographic boundaries. While it may be more likely to be reported and thus reflected in greater numbers of cases involving lower income families, it is by no means a problem limited to members of one economic or racial group” (NOVA 3). According to the American Humane website, “Some of the causes of child abuse include: parents immaturity, lack of parenting skills, poor childhood experiences, social isolation, frequent crisis situations, domestic violence, and drug or alcohol problems.”...   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Abuse]

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Child Abuse And Its Effects On Children

- There are multiple civic issues throughout the world; however, there’s not an issue bigger than child abuse. To many people, the word “child abuse” refers to a child being harmed by either physically or sexually. Domestic, sexual and malnutrition abuses are some of the cases that’s included in world of child abuse. Many parents are beyond scared when it comes to child abuse. In the past, child abuse cases were treated with little amount of care, but now its treated with the utmost care. Even though there’s so many cases that have been reported, there’s still a large amount of cases that are yet to be reported....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Physical abuse]

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Substance Abuse And Its Effects On The Family

- ... CPS investigates allegations once they receive a report. During the investigation caseworker either “ruling out” the risk, “finding” risk, or “unable to determine” the risk if a jeopardy found, CPS will refer the family to “voluntarily” agree to family-based services (FBSS). (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, 2015). FBSS is a part of CPS that dealing with a with the family unit. The goal of FBBS helps the process to avoid the need to remove children from their home environment....   [tags: Child abuse, Physical abuse, Abuse]

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