Child Abuse Effect

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Child abuse is a serious problem through the world. There are different forms of child abuse such as: physical, sexual, and psychological. The effects of these heinous acts performed by typically parents, or child care givers, can leave lasting scars on children throughout their whole lives. The emotional toll from child abuse can lead to other problems in children as well. Eating disorders, drug use, early sexual behavior, self-harm, discomfort with touching, and trouble sleeping are just a few of the many side effects children suffer from child abuse. Academics can also be extremely interfered with by abused students, who cannot cope effectively with the situations. Teachers are some of the best individuals to help pinpoint students who are …show more content…
One common effect is the lack of trust with others, and difficulty with relationships. Abuse by parents is often times the cause of this lack of trust, because children feel that if they can’t trust their parents, they can’t trust anyone else either. Without this base trust with the parents, it is hard for children to build trusting relationships with others. Many abused children also feel as if they are worthless, and undeserving. This may be due to being told that they are stupid by caregivers relentlessly throughout their lives. This can cause these children later in life to settle for less than they should, because they feel as if they are not worth a better situation. Abused children often throughout their lives have a hard time regulating their emotions, because they were not allowed to express emotions as a child. This often causes them to have slight outbursts, and express their emotions in unconventional …show more content…
Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse are the three types of abuse that can occur to children. The best person to catch these forms of abuse is a child’s teachers, due to the consistency of their presence in a child’s life. Oftentimes children can get stressed out during events such as a parent’s divorce, where they have to choose between living with two parents. Sometimes the parent they choose states to continue living with them they must achieve good grades, or else they must live with the other parent, which can cause emotional trauma on the child. Abuse of any kind is not right, or acceptable in any situation, and should be prevented at all

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