Child Abuse And Child Maltreatment

918 Words Nov 8th, 2015 4 Pages
There are many types and faces of child abuse and child maltreatment in the world today that go unknown. This leaves many of our children unprotected to physical, sexual or emotional abuse, and neglect by parents. The problem is how are dealing with the violence against children inside and outside the home and with their family. Physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect are types of abuse, which I and have a deep concern. Too many of our children today are been abused, neglected, and killed under our watch. Do the people care or we just turning our heads away for our own personal reasons. Who is responsible for the care of protection of our children; the parents, family, public or the US Government? This paper will attempt to express and point out some types of abuse and preventions of child abuse and programs setup to help the welfare of a child or prevent them from becoming a victim.
Each year millions of children are victims or witness some type of abuse or violence. Every child should have the right to a health and violence free environment or home. Many of the acts of child abuse or child maltreatment will go unreported. The US government (CAPTA) has defined child abuse as “ Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation"; or An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm. A perpetrator maybe parents, friends,…
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