Child Abuse Is A Common And Sad Fate For Many Children

1558 Words Dec 5th, 2016 7 Pages
Child abuse is a common and sad fate for many children today, statistics show that more than four children die every day because of child abuse. Abused children not only experience the effects of the abuse in childhood, but in adulthood as well. There are ways to detect child abuse and how you can help these children. ChildHelp.org stated that “Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States.” Child abuse is a terrible epidemic that needs to be put to an end but to do that first there needs to an increase of awareness of this issue. To create awareness the people, need to know what child abuse is; child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm, or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment such as neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. Knowing what each one is and how to detect them can save many children from a sad fate that could potentially affect them forever. Child neglect is when a parent or caregiver does not give the care, supervision, affection, and support needed for a child’s health, safety, and well-being. Child neglect includes: Physical neglect and inadequate supervision, Emotional neglect, Medical neglect, and Educational neglect. There is no “smoking gun” for most child neglect. While even one instance of neglect can cause lifelong harm to a child, neglect often requires a pattern of behavior…
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