Child Abuse And The Long Term Effects

860 Words Feb 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Noor-ul-haq Syed
ENG 1102

Question/Introduction “What is child abuse and how does it effect an individual in long term?”
According to, child abuse is defined by federal law as, "Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or care taker ,which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sex abuse or exploitation." Child abuse is really a very critical problem in our society because it has long lasting social, mental/ emotional, and physical effects on an individual. I have witnessed these effects on close friends and relatives. So I would like to know what exactly is child abuse and the long term effects.

Published Books and Articles:

1) Engel, Beverly. Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: How to Move Beyond Your Past to Create an Abuse-Free Future, John Wiley&Sons,2004.Print. In this book author Beverly Engel has done a remarkable job at discussing effects of child abuse on people and how it effects not only the victims of abuse but also their families and generations in the future. She further talks about how victims become abusers themselves if they are not recovered from their abusive past.

2) Stuart, Howarth, I Just Wanted to Be Loved: A boy eager to please. The man who destroyed his childhood. The love that overcame it. Harper Collins UK, 2009. Print.

The author of this book ,Stuart was abused by his step father that almost ruined his life and ended up in hospital, but in this book he writes about how he survived the…
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