A Research Project On Child Abuse Essay
I choose to do my research project on child abuse mainly because I wanted to learn more about child abuse and ways in which I can be able to detect any form of child abuse when am working with a child or a family. Child abuse occurs when a parent or caretaker of the child fail or act in a way that causes injury, death, emotional harm or serious harmful actions to a child. There are many forms of child abuse which includes the following: neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, exploitation and emotional abuse. Child abuse occurs in homes, schools, community and organizations. According to the World Health Organization there are 40 million child abuse every year which only includes the reported cases only. (WHO, 2001). Child abuse has impact on the child developments, family and community.
Types of Child abuse
Physical abuse: Physical abuse occurs when a parent or an assigned caregiver causes any physical injury to a child. According to the research approximately 28% of adults reported that they were physically abused when they were children. There are signs that one can detect on a child for example through striking, kicking, burning, biting, hair pulling, choking, throwing, shoving, whipping or any other action that injures a child. Although the caregiver didn’t mean to cause injury, when the child is injured it is referred to child abuse. All physical discipline from a parent or caregiver that does not injure or impair a child is not considered abuse; however…