Psychological Changes During Abused Children

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PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN ABUSED CHILDREN

BRANDMAN UNIVERSITY
Walnut Creek Campus

Psychological Changes in Abused Children

Research Proposal Paper

A Paper Presented to Doctor Christopher Davidson
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of
The Bachelors? of Arts Degree in
Criminal Justice
SSCU 494

By
Brian Taghadossi

December 12, 2016
Psychological Changes in Abused Children
Parents and other trusted caregivers have been abusing and neglecting children, likely since the early days of man. However, over the past half-century, the United States government has encouraged state governments to focus more efforts on child welfare. The Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act defined the term ?child abuse and neglect? as meaning, at a minimum: any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm. (as cited in ?The Child Abuse,? 2010, p. 6)
The National Children 's Alliance reported that the number of unique cases of abused and neglected children in the United States stands at an annual rate of 700,000 and rising (as cited in ?U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,? 2016, p. ii). Sadly, this means that more than 1,900 new children become victims of abuse and neglect with each passing day. Neglect was the type of…
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