Child Abuse And Neglect Of Children

1670 Words Jan 20th, 2016 7 Pages
Child Abuse and Neglect Are you a child being abused by your parent? Do you need help? Why would any parent do that to their child or children? Child abuse is common, there are many different kinds of abuse. Most of the abuse occurs within the family. Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse such as, emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars on the children (Smith, M.A, Segal). Studies have shown that up to one in four girls and one in eight boys will be sexually abused before they are eighteen years old and another study shows that about 1 in 20 children have been abused in their lifetime (Pediatricians). What are the signs, symptoms, causes, the effects it has on children, and ways to get help and prevent it? It is not always easy to recognize when or if a child has been abused, so that 's why it is very important to be able to recognize the signs of child abuse. In this essay, I will be explaining all the different types of child abuse, examples and signs, the different kinds of child neglect, examples and signs, and the causes, and prevention of abuse and neglect.
Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk to a child (Abuse, childhelp.org). There are five types of maltreatment that can happen to a child (Abuse, Child Welfare). The five types are physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse,…

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