Essay about The Psychological And Behavioral Effects Of Child Abuse

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The Psychological and Behavioral Effects of Child Abuse
Child abuse is essentially any kind of physical, verbal maltreatment or even sexual molestation of a child. It affects the psychological thinking of children, which can lead to their bad behavior. 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies that involve more than 6.6 million children. Children who have suffered abuse or neglect may present extreme behavior problems including emotional instability, depression, and aggression with others. Bad behaviors may continue even after the abusive or neglectful environment has changed. Children become this way following abuse because of mistrust, bad role models and depression.
Childhood sexual abuse is defined as the sexual molestation of a child. Victims are usually too young to know how to express what is happening and find help. When a enforcer interacts with a child this way, they are committing a crime that can have lasting effects on a child. Child sexual abuse does not need to include physical contact between a enforcer and a child. Some forms of child sexual abuse are phone calls, text messages, or exposing oneself to a child. Other forms include, masturbation in the presence of a child or forcing the child to masturbate, intercourse of any kind, and sharing pornographic images of children. Any other sexual conduct that is harmful to a child 's welfare. (Rowan, Edward L. "Understanding Child Sexual Abuse." By Edward L. Rowan, 2006. University of…

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