Essay On Child Maltreatment

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When a child is hurt physically or emotionally, the hurt someone did to that child sticks with them. Kids who suffer from trauma that is continuing repeatedly feel scared, lonely, worthless, scared, and even unloved. This is the opposite of how children should feel. Children who have been abused become very bitter, with mental consequences that last long after their wounds have healed. Child abuse is the physical maltreatment or even sexual molestation of a child. There are a lot of child maltreatment which can include neglect which is not caring for a child properly, physical abuse which is physically beating on a child, sexual abuse is forcing undesired sexual behavior on a child and for emotional abuse is emotionally harming a child. Child exploitation is also another type of child maltreatment which is sexually exploiting a child for money. There are many children suffering from this. Some kids are hiding the abuse because they are scared if they tell someone that they will be in more danger of their parents or the person abusing them. As a result of physical abuse it can lead to bruises, blisters, burns, cuts, scratches and even life long injuries or death. Signs to look for in a child that is abused would be things like the caregiver would take their child to a different hospital every time the child needs to be taken. This is because …show more content…
They will go as far as intentionally burning their child with a cigarette, hot water and even things like irons. These children may need a lot of medical help and counseling to get through this situation. You would be surprised at how much of this kind of abuse can go on in the world. A report of child abuse happens every 10 seconds and there are 5 children that die every day from child abuse. Most of these children who die from abuse is under the age of 3 years old. It is pitiful because these children can not do anything at all to help themselves in a situation like

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