Different Forms Of Child Abuse

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Dave Pelzer once said, “Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.” Child abuse is when a parent or a caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, cause injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. Child abuse comes in different forms. Children are abuse either through neglect, physical, sexual, exploitation, and/ or emotional abuse. Child abuse is a lot more than bruises and broken bones, while physical abuse is visible to the human eye other forms of abuse also can leave emotional scars. When you ignore children’s needs, leaving them alone, putting them in dangerous situation, or even making a child feel worthless or stupid you are participating in child …show more content…
Another form of physical abuse would be sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is very difficult to acknowledge expectually when you realize that children of all ages and even infants are getting abuse every day. Child sexual abuse is when an older man or woman sexually touch a child. It also includes non- touching offenses and sexual exploitation, which are just as harmful and devastating to a child’s well- being. Child sexual abuse can effect a child far beyond childhood. Sexual abuse will rob a child of their childhood leaving them to feel guilty. Sexual abuse against a child can also casue them to loose trust and also gain sexual abusive behavior. Child sexual abuse cases can be very hard to prove, only because cases where definitive evidence exist are the exception rather than the rule. Usually first indicators may not be physical. Instead it just might be behavioral changes or abnormal activities. It is important as parent’s to teach children to speak openly about to a trusted adult and that they will be believed. Children who are victims of sexual abuse should always be reassured that they are not responsible for the activities that are going on with …show more content…
Childhood neglect usually happen when children are born with young parents. Neglect can have an serious long lasting effect. Neglect can be when you leave a child home alone or even worst when the child dies from malnutrition or being denied the care they need. Neglect can be really hard to identify. There are a few ways to know whether a child is being neglect but it must be on a daily bases. Which includes: poor appearance and hygiene, health and development problems, and /or housing and family issues. Children who have been neglected are mostly to experience mental health problem. Also if they haven’t been love and cared for by their parents may find it difficult to be in a lasting

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