Child Abuse And Effects On Children

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Child Abuse And Effects

Is Child abuse more common in low income/divorced families than more wealthy intact families.

Rami A. Sabri The Edina High School

Rami A. Sabri Department of English, Edina High School

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The general area of interest for me is child abuse in the U.S. Specifically, my research question is child abuse more common in low income/divorced families than more wealthy intact families. Child abuse is defined as the physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, negligent treatment, or maltreatment of a child under the age of 18 by a person who is responsible for the child 's care. The average income for a person in the U.S is $51,939 a year. The average age of first marriage in the United States is 27 for women and 29 for men and tend to have an average of 2-3 children
(Average income U.S. (n.d.).,2014). More than 3.6 million referrals are made to the child protection agencies involving more than 6.6 million children every year. Almost 30% of abused or neglected children will usually end up abuse their own children, continuing the terrible cycle of abuse (Statistics and Facts About Child Abuse in the U.S. (n.d.). American Spcc ,2010 ).
Children that get abuse aren 't just affected for a…
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