Effects Of Child Abuse And Neglect

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What type of short and long term effects does child maltreatment and neglect have on a child? Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failure to act, cause injury, death, and emotional harm or pose any risk that can cause harm to a child (42 U.S.C. 5106g (2) 1999). What many individuals do not realize is that there is more than one type of abuse, which are physical abuse, psychological/emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Some people also fail to realize the psychological long and short-term effects child abuse and neglect has on a child, which can last a lifetime to some children who do not receive any treatment or the abuse lasts for a periodically long time. Any form of child abuse and neglect always has an impact on a child whether it is a very small or very …show more content…
Anything that is considered to be extremely harming the child physically is abuse, which is always considered to be intentional. Valarie R. Juntunen (2013) states the most common forms of physical abuse are hitting, kicking, punching, biting, whipping, and burning or a child. When a child is physically abused the consequences that follow the abuse are that the child sometimes themselves have a probability of growing up and being more aggressive towards other. While in other cases when they have children of their own they might be physically abusive to their own children as well. Research says that approximately one in three adults that were abused as children will subject their children to abuse (Valarie R. Juntunen 2013). Children who are physically abused are more likely to have suicidal thoughts, learning impairments, conduct disorders, abuse drugs or alcohol or show signs or depression (Valarie R. Juntunen

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