Child Abuse and Neglect

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Have you ever wondered what effects abuse can have on a child? The effects abuse can have on a child is very serious. Children can obtain serious problems from child abuse. They can develop social problems, depression, and anxiety. There are four types of abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Physical abuse can injure a child severely. Domestic Violence is a worldwide problem and affects the health and well-being of those open to it. Children that are exposed to physical abuse are at risk for depression, social problems, and learning disabilities. Child physical abuse has been associated with increased risk for symptoms of depression and anxiety in clinical research (Schneider). Children who are physically…show more content…
Emotional abuse includes excessive, aggressive, unreasonable demands that place expectations on a child beyond what he or she is capable of, or can handle. Criticizing, belittling, insulting, rejecting and teasing are some forms these verbal attacks can take. Parenting or family’s behavioral signs are blaming, belittling the child in public, and putting the child down (Signs and Behavior.). Emotional abuse is far more dangerous than the old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. Emotional abuse can take many tolls on your life. It can make you feel worthless and it can make you feel really alone, and really bad about yourself (Pledge). Abused children compared with non-abused children may have more difficulty with academic performance, self-control, self-image and social relationships. Children who are abused are at an increased risk for child abuse as a parent. When someone has been emotionally abused all their life they think it is normal and feel there is nothing wrong with how they are treated. This can be a problem in relationships. They may look for someone who will emotionally abuse them instead of someone who will treat them with respect. Neglect is when a parent or family member does not properly take care of a child. The impact of neglect on a child may not be apparent at early ages except extreme cases. However, the effects of neglect are harmful and possibly long-lasting for the child. The impacts can

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