History of Child Abuse

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History of child abuse

February 15 2016
Chiffone N Shelton

In order to discuss child abuse and neglect it is important to have a clear understanding of what child abuse and neglect is and the different form of child abuse. How the various types of child abuse and neglect are different from one another, ill-treatment of children comes in many forms, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional ill-treatment, and child neglect. Child neglect comes in many forms and occurs when a child is not given the care, supervision, affection, and support that they need; neglect can occur through physical neglect, emotional neglect, medical neglect, and education neglect. What are the implications of child abuse and neglect, For
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Training is provided child-abuse and neglect and family violence to medical professional and educational professionals. “Child abuse has a lengthy history. Children have been subject to abuse by their parents or other adults since presumably the beginning of time. For many centuries laws failed to protect children from abuse. Children under English common law were considered the property of their fathers, as women were considered property of their husbands, until the late 1800s. American colonists in the 16th and 17th centuries carried the tradition of children being property of their fathers to the early years of the United States” (Find Law, n.a.).
What are the implications of child abuse and neglect, "For fiscal year (FY) 2011, States reported that 676,569 children were victims of child abuse or neglect (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012). “ While physical injuries may or may not be immediately visible, abuse and neglect can have consequences for children, families, and society that last lifetimes, if not generations" (The child welfare information gateway, 2013). “Child abuse is more common than many people care to believe. In the United States, each year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made which involve almost 6 million children. Each day 4 or 5 children are killed by child abuse or neglect. Children whose parent’s abuse alcohol & drugs are 3 times more likely to be abused and 4 times more
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