Child Abuse Causes Physical And Psychological Problems Within The United States

1923 WordsApr 22, 20178 Pages
Child abuse such as physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect, also considerate as a silent epidemic, is one of the common issues in our society. In the United States, more than 200,000 children have been killed because of abuse by their family members over the past 10 years. Every year the number of children reported as victims of abuse or neglect increased excessively (Petit.) Child abuse can be an intentional or unintentional maltreatment, violation, and exploitation of a child by a person who a child knows well. Most of the time it is caused by parents, family members, and educators at home, school, or a different place where a child is defenseless. Child abuse causes physical and psychological problems within the child. Therefore, both…show more content…
Also, it is a deliberate action on the part of the parents or adult against a child. Emotional abuse can be divided into five different categories rejecting, which consists of refusing to accept a child, terrorizing, which is the process of making a child terrorized, ignoring, which is refusing to take notice of a child, insulating, which consists of making a child stay alone, and Corrupting, which can lead to providing drugs and alcohol to a child (Garbario.) Neglect which is practiced mostly by parents has physical and psychological signs. Neglect is the process of not providing the child with the basic needs such as food, water, clothes, and so on. Neglect can be divided into medical, which is the process of not providing a child medical attention, safety, which is the process of not protecting a child in any situation, educational, which is the process of not letting the child go to school, and physical, which is the process of not providing a child the appropriate alimentation (Schmitt.) Over many years, child abuse has been changing tremendously, and one of the worst records in the world belongs to the United States. According to the 2015 Child Maltreatment Report every day five children die because of abuse. Children who received protection because of abuse has increased nine percent from 2011 to 2015. 683,000 cases of child abuse were reported in 2015, where 75.3 percent of them had been
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