Child Abuse And A Child 's Growth And Development Within Society

861 Words Oct 7th, 2014 4 Pages
The subject of child abuse, in its various forms, is one of the most influential aspects of a child’s growth and development within society. The effects of being violated as a child, either emotionally, physically, verbally, or sexually, causes a monumental amount of lasting psychological and physiological, damage. Social disorders, behavioral problems, mental illnesses, learning deficiencies, and other dysfunctional problems can exist within a victim of child abuse, at any point in their lifetime. Despite the ladder, the issue of child abuse and Child Protective Services is almost never incorporated into our education system. Childcare and education professionals hold a myriad of responsibilities when working with children, and recognizing signs of abuse is merely one of them. However, too many children suffering from abuse are slipping through the cracks of mandated reporters. Communities and their school systems must formulate more efficient measures to combat and recognize abuse by spreading awareness and promoting abuse education. Victims of child abuse go on to suffer from their trauma throughout their lives. Oftentimes, these individuals will show signs early on in childhood. Children that come from abusive homes often start receiving poorer grades and act out, expressing physical aggression and antisocial behavior with their peers. In addition, abuse and negligence often paves the way for the presence of depression, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder),…
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