The Long Term Health Consequences Of Child Physical Abuse

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This article paper aims at providing an overview of the article “The long-term health consequences of child physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect: a systematic review and meta-analysis” by Norman, et.al. The research aims at highlighting the evidence that relates child physical and sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect with the subsequent mental and physical health outcomes. Child physical abuse, emotional violence, sexual assault, and neglect are some of the most severe concerns affecting children and our society as a whole. These behaviors have adverse short-term and long-term physical and psychological effects on children. The study of child physical and sexual abuse by sociologists has intensified in the recent past as sociology of childhood has emerged as a crucial area of study. Sociology of childhood emphasizes the role played by communities and different cultures in shaping and defining childhood experiences. Article Citation:
Norman, R. E., Byambaa, M., De, R., Butchart, A., Scott, J., & Vos, T. (2012): The long-term health consequences of child physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Med, 9(11), e1001349: doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001349
The study of child sexual and physical abuse has become a crucial area of study in sociology. Sociological theory deals with the social structures and social behavior, therefore, examines child physical abuse. Child maltreatment entails all forms of physical…
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