Treatment For Child Abuse Essay

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Counseling Abused Children
Child abuse and treatment for child abuse are multifaceted. Categories of maltreatment discussed are: physical abuse, emotional abuse, physical neglect, criminal domestic violence, substance abuse, medical neglect, homelessness, sexual abuse, and educational neglect. Specific treatment needs and approaches for those needs were clearly identified. Therapists who counsel children who have been abused have many interventions to choose from. This paper addresses Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relational-Cultural Play Therapy, and Empirical Treatments. Child abuse is an enormous problem that can have adverse effects throughout a life time. Specifics of treatment effectiveness have yet to be determined, although research does indicate that treatment is better than no treatment at all. Counselors must consider such issues as severity and frequency of the trauma, age of the victim, and parent support, when choosing appropriate treatment for each child.

Introduction
Child abuse and neglect causes injuries and even death to children. Child abuse and neglect is one of the leading preventable causes of injury and death to children (Ezzo, 2012). Specific treatment is needed to meet the special needs of children who have been abused. Therapists have many approaches to meet those needs. Abuse and neglect must be understood, when seeking to treat children who have been maltreated.
Abuse and neglect during childhood can cause physical, emotional, and mental problems such as irregular sleep patterns, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, learning problems, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder. Child abuse and
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Physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, criminal domestic violence, substance abuse, medical neglect, and homelessness are all types of maltreatment inflicted upon children by their parents or

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