Child Abuse Impact

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When children are young they rely on tier parents for love and affection. Some end up getting the exact opposite. Some people get abused and neglected as children. Child abuse is a huge problem not only in the USA, but all over the world. The impact of child abuse does not stop once the abuse stops and many adults experience long term effects. During my research on the topic of child abuse I have found that if a person is abused as a child, there will most likely be some sort of negative impact once they become an adult. When people are abused as children they will most likely experience depression, depression, anxiety disorders, poor self-esteem, use of illicit drugs, and alcohol abuse along with the potential of being criminals.
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People have been known to have increase issues with health and heart problems are one of them. The abuse causes a “higher chance of broken relationships, lower rates of marriage in late life.” (Draper et al., 2007) Survivors will most likely live alone because of the lack of trust and isolate themselves from society. Child sexual abuse has been found to be a key factor in youth homelessness with between 50-70% of young people within Supported Accommodation Assistance Programs having experienced childhood sexual assault (van Loon & Kralik, 2005b). People will have increased rates of depression, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, smoking and suicidal behavior. “A recent study found that almost 76% of adults reporting child physical abuse and neglect have at least one psychiatric disorder in their lifetime and nearly 50% have three or more psychiatric disorders” (Harper et al., 2007).
It is believed that adults who are addicted to drugs and alcohol may have had some prior child abuse. “As many as two-thirds of all people in treatment for drug abuse report that they were physically, sexually, or emotionally abused during childhood, research shows.” Swan, N. (1998). According to the National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence Parents ' abuse of alcohol and other drugs can lead to a cycle of addiction, which is reflected by high rates of alcoholism and other substance
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Some of the serial killers were Donald Gaskins, Charles Manson, Aileen Wuornos, Albert Fish, Jerome Brudos, Carroll Cole and John Wayne Gacy. Donald Gaskins was neglected and abused by is mother. He was also raped multiple time and grew up to rape and kill oer 100 people. Charles Manson, a well-known serial killer had a mother who was an alcoholic and neglected him. She tried to sold him for a pitcher of beer. Aileen Wuornos was a famous serial killer that was abandoned by her mother at a very young age. She was raped and abused by er grandfather and one of is friends. Albert Fish was put into an orphanage at a young age and was beaten bery often. Later in life he became a sereal killer,torturer and cannibal. Jerome Brudos known as “The Lust Killer”, was abused as a child and is mother forced him into wearing girls clothes because se ad always wanted a little girl. Carroll Cole was abused by is mother and was forced to wear women’s clothes and she teased him about it. He went on to kill numerous women across the USA. John Wayne Gacy had an alcoholic father who abused the entire family. It is reported that the bodies of 33 people were found buried around is house.
Victims of child abuse usually get stuck in a cycle of abuse. If they are abused, most likely they will abuse those around them. They will abuse their children and the cycle will be repeated. The victims will find themselves with abusive partners or they will

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