Child Abuse And Its Effects On Children

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Child Abuse No one ever thinks it will happen to them, or to anyone that they know. It is a tragic event that can be life changing. “More than four children die every day as a result of child abuse(AmericanSPCC,2015).” There are five main types of abuse and they are neglect, physical, sexual, emotional/psychological, and medical neglect. The most common one according to the American humane society is neglect with sixty-two point eight percent. “Boys and girls are equally likely to suffer maltreatment (American Humane, 2013).” It can happen to anyone it does not matter the gender. The ones who are most likely to abuse children or neglect them are their own parents. “According to NCANDS, in 2005, 79.4 percent of perpetrators were other relatives.” The biggest amount were the unmarried partner of a child’s parent.” About “40 percent of child victims were maltreated by their mothers acting alone, 18.3 were from the fathers acting alone, and 17.3 were from both parents(American Humane, 2013).” It is astonishing that one parent would hurt their child, let alone them both hurting the child. Why would a parent, or anyone want to harm a child? Well many of them were considered mentally ill. According to the article Filicide and Parental Separation and Divorce, (2014)“mental illness was commonly found across all perpetrator groups as was parental separation, although somewhat less. Family violence was less common and so was substance abuse and both were frequently associated with…
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