Child Abuse And Its Effects On Children

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The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations- losing an average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect (childhelp.org). Child abuse is a problem that can prevented with treatment programs and education for schools where teachers and administration can learn how to detect abuse. They may not be able to tell if a child is being physically, emotionally, sexually abused, or neglected but can be instrumental in alerting authorities if they suspect mistreatment. Child abuse and neglect is commonly passed down through generations; therefore the government must fund and mandate education to prevent further reprise.
After extensive research, I discovered that abused children are more likely to repeat the cycle as adults; unconsciously repeating what they experienced as children (Jeanne Segal Ph.D.). Child abuse needs to be identified early because there is a better chance of recovery for the child. It is important for others to learn the warning signs of abuse and neglect because then the child and abuser receive the necessary services. Studies also indicate that about one-third of people who were abused during their childhood will become abusers as an adult (Daniel Goleman). By stopping child abuse in the early stages, it can completely end the cycle and lower the chance of children growing up to be abusers, themselves.
From this research I found that it would be most beneficial to provide schools with education in order…
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