Child Abuse And Children Can Be Saved From Experiences Essay

1558 Words Mar 24th, 2016 7 Pages
“Concrete Angels”

Picture this. You hear a loud banging on a door, and someone is yelling at you to get up. You wake up sore, hungry, and bruised, sitting in complete darkness. The door opens, and your father glares down at you. “Get ready,” he says, “The bus will be here soon.” You frantically put on the same clothes you wore yesterday. They weren’t clean, but they covered the bruises. The bus honks, and you run to get on it before it leaves, happy to get away from the man that hurts you. For many kids throughout the U.S., this scenario is very real. “Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made, involving more than 6 million children”(“Childhelp”). By examining the problem, causes, effects, and solutions of child abuse, more and more children can be saved from experiences like this.

“She hides the bruises with linen and lace” (“CONCRETE ANGEL Lyrics”). Child abuse happens all over the United States without people realizing it. There are many types of abuse that people need to know about and recognize. “Today we generally refer to four categories of child maltreatment- neglect, emotional and mental abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse”(Connelly). “Neglect occurs when parents or caretakers do not provide for a child’s basic needs like food, shelter, clothing, education, supervision, or health care”(Connelly). Neglect is forgotten about when talking about abuse because it most of the time it does not leave marks right away. “Emotional abuse- also…

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