The Negative Effects Of Child Abuse

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“The body remembers. Stuffed until an event, a sound, a sight, a touch, a word or a person awakens them.” According to UNICEF Canada, almost 3,500 children die from physical abuse and/or neglect every year. Child abuse has a negative affect on a child 's future, whether it affects the child mentally, physically or on their relationships. Sadly, child abuse is a historical development and only recently, has it been seen as a major social problem. Certain may argue that it’s a parents right to do whatever they want to their child, including abusing (or punishing them,) for whatever moral or religious reasons they may have. However, most don’t consider the lasting results it can have on the child.
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It can affect an individual 's ability to connect with people, which can lead to the child not feeling secure and/or stable in relationships. Certain developmental concerns of child abuse are a child’s lack of capacity to communicate needs or wishes, lack of ability to identify and/or cope with emotions, need for control and triggers (which are intense emotions, numbing and/or shutting down.) Abuse can also lead to other problems with boundaries, distrust and social isolation. Studies show that 80% of children who have been abused demonstrate disorganized attachment patterns. It has also found that abuse can lead to a child having mental disorders/illnesses such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, addiction and/or dissociation …show more content…
The ill-treatment of a child can be responsible for an increase in intracranial pressure, which can leave the child with permanent and/or reversible neurological problems, seizures and even strokes. The mistreatment of a child can leave the child with permanent body injuries such as scars, welts or even permanent limps. It can also leave them with coordination, balance and/or body tone problems along with somatization problems.
Neurobiologists have found that child abuse can leave a child with complex trauma, either single or chronic. Complex trauma describes the experience of multiple, chronic, and developmentally adverse traumatic events. This interferes with neurobiological development and the capacity to integrate sensory, emotional, and cognitive information. They have also learned that increased cortisol and neurotransmitter activity (caused by abuse/stress) can not only result in significant changes to the brain and/or partially shuts down the immune system but it can also have impact on future

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