Child Abuse Is An Effect On Children

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In 2010 according to the census bureau there were 74,100,000 U.S children between the ages of 0-17 being abused and 3.3 million referrals. This effected on average 1-10 U.S families and children, there were more than 32,200,000 U.S families with children under the age of 18 according to the 2010 census bureau. From the 3.3 million hotline calls in 2010 there were less than 475,000 sustained cases (2010 NCANDS: 436,321 sustained +24,976 indicated = 461,297 total) resulting in about 15% of hotline calls substantiated/indicated, of which 78.3% were for neglect.

Child abuse has an effect on the children. It not only affects them physically but in many other ways as well. Psychological abuse, verbal abuse, psychical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect need to be put to a stop.

Looking at the statistics of child abuse in 2005 child abuse was on a rise according to NCANDS who latest statistics showed that in 2005 and estimated 3.3 million referrals of child abuse and neglect were received by public social services and or child protective service agencies. Of those referrals 899,000 children were confirmed to be victims of child abuse and or neglect (U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 2007). Which meant that 12 out of every 1,000 children up to age 18 in the United States were to be found victims of maltreatment in 2005(USDHHS, 2007). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_abuse#U.S._statistics)

In 2010 studies showed that there was no increase in child maltreatment.…
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