Effects of Child Abuse

658 WordsFeb 26, 20183 Pages
Child abuse Child abuse has gone down in recent years. There is a statistic that says in 2012 that 1 in every 100 children was abused in the U.S (Iannelli,). Child abuse isn’t only physical it could be emotional or neglect. Another thing about child abuse is that it could affect the child’s academics. Because of all the stress that they endure carries on into their school life. A lot of people who have been abused as a child it usually doesn’t stop affecting them as kids it usually carries on into their adult life. When an adult has been abused as a child it usually affects their one-on-one relationships one way or another. A child’s personality can also change after experiencing some type of abuse. Abused children in some cases have psychiatric problems after the abuse. Child abuse affects every aspect of that child’s life. Child abuse can be sexual, physical, emotional, or neglect. Sexual abuse is when sexual contact is forced. “During a one-year period in the U.S., 16% of youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized.” ( Finkelhor. "Child Sexual Abuse Statistics." Child Sexual Abuse Statistics. Web. 14 Apr. 2014). Some of the symptoms a child may show who are older in adolescence might be depression; they might not do that well in school, aggression. The child could start feeling trapped if he/she knows the person than they feel like they might some type of loyalty to that person, and in some cases the abuser might threaten the victim. They might have a sense of
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