The Problem Of Child Abuse

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Child Abuse Community Agency To solve the problem we must first understand it. As a young person I believe that the issue of child abuse needs to be addressed. It is crucial for society to comprehend the extensive problems that it causes and how it impacts people. Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children. Anything deliberately to hurt a child or young person physically, sexually, emotionally or psychologically is child abuse. The five subtypes that can be distinguished in this definition are; physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation and neglect. Neglect is usually overlooked by many but it refers to the failure to provide for a child’s basic needs, including failure to provide adequate food, shelter, clothing, supervision, hygiene or medical attention. Neglectful behaviours could be physical, emotional, educational or environmental (Child Family Community Australia, 2012). These forms of abuse can occur anywhere where the child is in contact or has interactions with other people like. It predominantly occurs in the child’s home and exposure to abuse also harms children. Child abuse affects, the child being maltreated, families, schools and the community. When a child is maltreated their behaviour can become aggressive, they can be irritable and that can be difficult for teachers because if the child is disconnected from their education, they can have hard time fitting in and not enjoy their time at

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