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…show more content…
Many people may believe that people are lying about mental illnesses to get out of being in trouble, or people looking down on them. It is the easy way out of getting in trouble by saying that the person was depressed. It does not take a scientist to be able to figure out how to fake depression. There are some cases where the abuser really does have a mental condition, in all cases though there is something really wrong. Is there any other way to really explain why someone would hurt a child? According to the Symbolic theory, the reason that parents would act in such a way is because that is how they grew up. Their parents are the ones who had most likely abused them and so that is how they associate raising a child should be. That was their model of how parenting should be. They figure that since they grew up that way that is how their kids should grow up and how their grandchildren should grow up. Now that is not always true; that is just how it would be according to the symbolic theory. According to the American SPCC, “researchers estimate that one-third of abused and neglected children will grow up to abuse their own children when they become adults (2015).” The symbolic theory does not necessary apply to all cases in this situation, but it does for about one-third and that is still a
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