The Consequences And Effects Of Child Abuse

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Many of our children’s face the effects of child abuse from their parents, close family members and caretakers from other sources. No child should have to endure the effects of child abuse from the hands of those in charge of their care. Instead the child should receive the nurturing intended, for developmental purposes; intellectual purposes; and psychological well-being. The abuser should be mandated to attend counseling if evidence of abuse has been detected and or jail. The abuser should also be ordered to give up their parental rights in order to protect the child if any sign of abuse has taken place. All avenues of rehabilitation must be successfully exhausted before the child is release to the parent or caregivers care again. There …show more content…
Some of the effect that child abuse and child maltreatment of any sort can cause severe development issues such as risky health behavior, chronic health conditions, attachment issues, cognitive and brain development and even early death. Some the signs may include crying and screaming a lot, eating poorly resulting in loss of weight in infants, fear of being separated from parents- attachment issue in preschool age children; anxiousness and fearful, difficulty concentrating, feeling guilt and shame in elementary school age children. Signs of abuse may be more obvious than other. “It’s predicted children can and do recover, some quickly, while others will not from such traumatic events (DFCS). This relies a lot on the frequency, duration and severity of the abuse and the type of abuse- sexual, physical, even neglect. And most importantly the relationship between the child and his or her …show more content…
Researchers rise to several interesting conclusions. First stating, that parents are the child first teacher. The role of the parent is to provide encouragement, support that enables the child to master key developmental skills. Parents exposes a child to child appropriate challenges as they age. Optimal brain development depends on the nutrition, interaction and nurturing received by the parent in a stimulating environment. Unfortunately, parents who were abuse only reference what they were taught and don’t really know to think any other way. “Everything their parents taught them they teach their children. Which can be a never ending cycle according to Child Welfare. Several different factors account to the many reported abuse in America due to stress factors in the abused life, alcohol, drug abuse causing them to lose control. Anxiety disorder and depression as well as mental illness plays a role in abuse of children- the difficulty of caring for themselves and less able to care for a

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