Child Abuse

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Child abuse

by:Melissa Lecouffe

Table of contents
1-Definition on child abuse

2-Types of child abuse

3-Effects of child abuse

4-Dangers of child abuse

5-How to stop child abuse

Definition of child abuse
Child abuse is any form of physical, psycological, social, emotional or sexual maltreatment* of a child. It could be endangering the survival, the safety, the sefl-esteem, the growth and the development of the child. Child abuse is more than just bruises and broken bones. Not all child abuses are obvious.

Types of child abuse

There are different types of child abuse. However the core* of child abuse is all the same. It always leaves a huge effect on the child. Children need predictability*, structure, clear
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Many believe this type of abuse only happens to girls. However they are terribly wrong. Both girls and boys suffer from this abuse. The fact is sexual abuse towards boys is somewhat underreported because the boys are in shame and stigma*. Most of these sexually abused children feel that it is their fault that this is happening to them. That they somehow brought it upon themselves. This can lead to self-loathing and sexual problems as they grow older. It often causes them to either be excessive promiscuous* or the complete opposite unable to have intimate relations with someone. The shame and guilt that this causes to children is the reason they have so much trouble telling someone. They feel no one will believe them or they will make someone angry at them.

Effects of child abuse

All these types of abuses have a huge effect on the children. These abuses leave long lasting scars whether it is neglect, physical, emotional or sexual. These scars damage a child 's sense of self, abilities to have healthy relationships, ability to function in the world. It gives them a lack of trust. They no longer feel they can trust those they love or think they know really well because of what was done to them. There will always be that fear in the back of their minds wondering if this person will do that to them. For those who have been verbally abused may feel worthless or damaged. After being told over and over again these harsh comments they start to belive they are true. Also
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