Child Abuse And Neglect Of Children

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Child Abuse
Child abuse and neglect is a really big problem in our society. Child abuse is physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child. Child abuse can also be emotional which in most cases people don’t notice it unless the child speaks up about it and tells an adult to get help. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth Families, Child Maltreatment 2000, about three million children in America were involved in child abuse and neglect reports in 2000. Almost one third of those cases were confirmed as children being victims of child abuse or neglect. Children are being abused everyday and sometimes the abuse is not noticed because the child can be being abused emotionally or sexually without anyone knowing what the child has gone through. A child abuse report is made almost every 10 seconds according to the ChildHelp website.
Child abuse is not only violent there many other types of abuse but it seems that physical abuse is the one that is most noticeable to others. People seem to think that child abuse can’t happen in good families. Sometimes families who have everything they want in life and their life is so perfect are actually hiding something behind closed doors in their home. Bad people may abuse their children because they too have been victims of child abuse and maybe that’s the only way they know how to parent their children. Other bad people can be struggling with a mental illness, substance abuse

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