by: kenyonna blackwell
- DEFINITION OF CHILD ABUSE physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child
FACTS ABOUT CHILD ABUSE
1.In 2010, 1,537 children died of abuse or neglect. 79.4% were under the age of 4 and 47.7% were under the age of 1
2. Approximately 5 children die every day because of child abuse
3.90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. 68% are abused by a family member
4.Boys (48.5%) and girls (51.2%) become victims at nearly the same rate.
5.Abused children are less likely to practice safe sex, putting them at greater risk for STDs. They’re also 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy.
A RELEVANT PICTURE OF YOUR TOPIC
HOW DO MY TOPIC HAPPEN AND WHAT CAUSE IT -Child sexual abuse is an issue that makes people extremely uncomfortable, because it hurts to think about anyone harming children. However, unreported or untreated child sexual abuse not only scars children and destroys families, it also leaves offenders free to abuse and cripple future generations.
SIGNS OF CHILD ABUSE
- Withdrawal from friends or usual activities
- Changes in behavior — such as aggression, anger, hostility or hyperactivity — or changes in school performance
- Depression, anxiety or a sudden loss of self-confidence
- An apparent lack of supervision
- Frequent absences from school or reluctance to ride the school bus
WHO TRIES TO HELP PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM CHILD ABUSE?WHAT DO THEY DO TO HELP- WELL I SAY CHILD PROTECT SERVICE BECAUSE THEY TAKE KIDS THAT IN A NOT SO GOOD INTERMENT AND PUT THEM IN A BETTER ONE.
What Should You Know About Child Abuse?
Child abuse is seldom a single event. It usually occurs with regularity, often increasing in severity and in conjunction with other types of abuse and neglect. Child abuse happens in every community, rural and urban, and crosses all boundaries of economics, race, ethnic heritage, and religious faith. Most often the abuser has a close relationship with the child (such as a parent, stepparent, or other caregiver). However, abuse by strangers does occur.
Abused children may live in constant fear of harm. They may feel guilty for loving the abuser or blame themselves for causing the violence. In addition to suffering direct physical injuries from the abuse, child victims may also develop physical illnesses, eating disorders, sleep disturbances, speech disorders, or developmental lags in their motor skills. They may become self-destructive.
The impact on children may not be noticeable for some time and may surface at various points throughout a child’s life. For instance, children from violent homes are at higher risk for alcohol or drug abuse and juvenile delinquency.
Abuse affects children differently, based on a number of factors, including the nature of the abuse, the age of the child, the relationship between the child and the abuser, and the child’s environment. It’s also important to know that help exists—for children and their families and friends.
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