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- Amber Luzak English 115 Dr. Frank Giardina Imagine for one moment that you are not yourself any longer. Visualize instead that you are a young girl; old enough to know right from wrong yet still young enough to be terrified by the dark shadows in your room.
- By definition, child abuse is the deliberate and willful injury of a child by a caretaker hitting, beating with an object, slamming against a wall, even killing. It involves active, hostile, aggressive treatment. The key word in the definition of child abuse is deliberate.
- Recognizing child abuse in its several forms is a twentieth century phenomenon. Child abuse is also more likely to be recognized in economically developed countries than in other parts of the world.
- Abstract — The syndrome of multiple personality is associated with a high incidence of physical and/or sexual abuse in childhood. Occasionally those with multiple personality abuse their own children. Multiple personality is difficult to diagnose both because of the nature of the syndrome and because of professional reluctance.
- A child is just a kid. They are unable to think for themselves or even stop wrongdoing. Parents who take out anger on their kids not only place them in a dangerous position physically, but they harm them emotionally and mentally as well. Child abuse can be described as many different things.
- Mutilation of children is usually presumed to be a remote custom. Examples such as the foot binding of Chinese daughters and the cranial deformations of certain Indians groups come readily to mind.
- There has always been a fine line between discipline and child abuse. What a parent thinks is right may not always be what is healthy for a child. “The Broken Chain,” by M.F.K. fisher is an essay about a young girls history of child abuse. Though many people feel that disciplining a child physically is acceptable,
- Child Abuse is behavior by and adult that harms a child?s physical, mental, or emotional health and development. Some types of child abuse are neglect, and physical abuse. An example of neglect would be medical neglect. This is where the child does not get the proper medical attention needed.
- Official definitions of child abuse and child neglect differ among institutions, government bodies and experts. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1988 defines child abuse and neglect as the physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, or exploitation, negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child under the age of eighteen, or except in the case of sexual abuse, the age specified by the child protection law of the State by a person who is responsible for the child?s welfare is harmed or threatened thereby.
- These blemish?s on their psyche make the abused less of a person in the community and in his or her family. This is caused by their incredibly low self esteem. For one reason or another abused children find the abuse they endured throughout childhood to be somehow their fault .
- An eight-year-old male, named B.J., had a six-year-old sister and a four-year-old brother. He is currently hospitalized due to anxiety and hyper vigilant protective activity with his younger siblings. He was also regularly masturbating in public, and suffered from developmental delays, speech and learning difficulties, suicidal threats and poor interpersonal skills.
- People have many different opinions and definitions concerning child abuse. Some people see using reasonable force to discipline a child as acceptable. Other people see using any amount of physical force against a child as wrong and do not agree with it.
- Parenting is not instinctive. If it were, everyone who had a child would be a good parent. Consequently, child abuse is a rising phenomenon in our society. Though no single factor has been identified as the cause of child maltreatment, it appears to be influenced by parents’ histories, psychological resources, and economic status.
- All across America, children are scared that their parents will physically abuse them. Researchers suggest parents who abuse their children do so for a variety of reasons. Whether their abusive acts are due to stress, abuse in their homes as a child or emotional instability there is no reasonable answer for parents to violently hit, punch, kick, shake smack or push a child.
- These causes starts problems such as runaways who has no place to go. They could grow up to be bums. Another problem is that when the child grows up they could become the next generations of child abusers.
- Why do some people feel the need to commit child abuse? Child abuse is something that affects many children in the U.S. It is not something to be taken lightly or to be over looked. Those people who commit abuse against children are people who are mentally unstable and are dangerous to society.
- Child abuse can lead to low self-esteem and reflect a person?s image as negative. This relationship has been proven over many years. Child abuse may cause eating disorders, negative behaviors in children, and may result in a loss of personality. Therapists, teachers, and social workers have seen victims of abuse grow into stages of depression, suicide, and most commonly, have a poor self-image and a low self-esteem.
- To the unsuspecting eye, this nation?s response and reaction to the rise in number of violent acts committed by teenagers could be described as appropriately overwhelming, but when examined more closely, does America really care? When examined in a general sense, violence has declined overall in the US but has risen among teens (Hunt 651).
- The impact of abuse reaches all levels of a childs emotions. The two most common emotions are confusion and guilt. Confusion is usually the initial reaction of the child. They will usually wonder what is going on or if this is right or wrong. For a young child these types of questions can be a huge burden on their physcological development.
- Many people say that our children are our most precious resource. They should be protected at all costs and allowed to grow up with out being mistreated. Child abuse is a disturbing problem in our country. Most people don’t think about child abuse. They just go about their everyday lives doing nothing to combat this issue.