Effects Of Child Neglect

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Children are the future of our world, it is important that we shape their lives in the way we hope to see the world. We tend to see them as resilient beings that will recover easily from various situations and that as they grow up they will easily forget things from their childhood yet this is not always the case. There are many different classification of child abuse and the effect of each varies among the victims. There are four main types of child abuse that can affect children of all race and age. Each type of abuse has its own warning signs to look for. The long-term effects of abuse are serious and can follow the victims throughout their lives (Connelly, 2000). In order to understand the effects abuse can have on a child, it is necessary …show more content…
There are four main types of child abuse, neglect, emotional, sexual, and physical, each as damaging as the other. Child neglect is the most commonly reported type of child abuse in all of North America, it is estimated that 52% of all reported child abuse is child neglect. Disregarding the law by not enrolling your child in school, not taking a sick child to the hospital or doctor, leaving a child home alone for a long period of time, or not feeding a child are all examples of child neglect. Children experiencing child neglect may often desire to be at school, because they feel cared for in that environment, and don’t enjoy spending time at home. The “Home Alone” movies are criticized by many for making a movie about a child being left home alone for a long period of time, which would be a form of child neglect and turning into a funny movie. Parental neglect will also cause a strain in the parent-child relationship because they child feels unloved and uncared for by their parents. The most damaging form of child abuse, emotional abuse, is also the form that receives the least attention and is the most difficult to overcome (Blue, 2012). Emotional abuse is often

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