What Can Be Done To Prevent Child Abuse?
Also I would like to discuss the routes we can take to identify child maltreatment and abuse before it goes down the long and rough road of full fledge abuse. Abusive behavior comes in many forms and kinds but the common factor is the emotional effect on the child itself. Children need predictability, structure, clear boundaries, and most of all that the parents is looking out for their safety. Abused children cannot predict how their parents will act. Their world is an unpredictable, frightening place with no rules. Whether the abuse is a slap, a harsh comment, stony silence, or not knowing if there will be dinner on the table tonight, the end result is a child that feel unsafe, uncared for, and