Child Abuse And Neglect Of Children

1381 WordsMay 8, 20176 Pages
Patricia Ivory Instructor Dr. Andrew Freeman GENE 100: To Make Abused and Neglected Children Whole 3 May 2017 Ivory 1 ] To Make Abused and Neglected Children Whole Introduction The abuse and neglect of children becoming victims in homes is a national epidemic. Because of its severity and being so widespread, there are organizations set up by the juvenile judicial court system that assign Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) as volunteers to intervene in the families of reported physical/sexually abused and neglected children; that they may experience childhood with all of its innocent privileges without the hurt, pain, and neglect. The children come from homes of natural parents, single parents, grandparents, foster, and/or court…show more content…
The type of abuses known to children are: child sexual abuse, physical child abuse, emotional child abuse, neglect of a child, domestic violence, and shaken baby syndrome We know that of late, child trafficking, which is the exploitation of children under 18 years of age is getting worse. “The US Department of Justice has supported CASA advocacy since 1985 through its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), it has changed the lives of many” (www.casaforchildren.org). Neglect has proven to be the most severe form of abuse in the home outweighing the physical abuse. “In 2014 more than 76,000 CASA and guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteers helped more than 251,000 abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes. CASA/GAL volunteers are everyday citizens who have undergone screening and training with their local CASA/GAL program” (www.casaforchildren.org). The Guardian Ad Litem (attorneys) are also appointed by the judges – some are paid and others are volunteers. Cherish Character What type of people are these volunteers that stand in the gap for this culture of abused children? People that have been empowered by the courts to bring support, love and peace to the children that need it with a passion to help them that are hurting. They not only bring wonderful change to the lives of these defenseless children, their lives are enriched as well. The cherishing of character is aligned with the type of volunteers for
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