Essay on Child Abuse And Neglect Of Children

1150 Words Dec 5th, 2014 null Page
The children of the world are at high risk of being abused and neglected by a parent, grandparent, sibling or any other caregiver at any given time. The trend that is called child abuse and neglect has become a worldwide problem and counties to grow. The reason that child abuse and neglect are growing is do the multiple spectrums that fall under the term which make it hard to pinpoint the exact type of abuse. The spectrums that child abuse and neglect cover are physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect (2001). Each of these spectrums brings physical and emotional harm onto children while giving indicators that the child is being abused. Physical abuse is the inflection of physical harm by violent acts of punching, kicking, biting, burning, and shacking (Doak, 2007). Physical abuse is most likely the easiest form of abuse to recognize do to the physical marks or indicators on a child’s body. Those physical marks or indicators include bruises, burns, fractures, head and/or internal injuries, lacerations, loss of teeth, gunshot injuries, and other unusual injuries such as human bite marks and bald spots (2003). Although in some cases the physical markings and indicators may go unseen by people, but in those cases the child has shown behavioral symptoms or indicators of physical abuse. Those behavioral symptoms or indicators included behaviors such as aggressive personality, poor social relations with peers and adults, learning problems such as delayed…

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