Child Abuse Essay

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CHILD ABUSE Miami Dade College Professor Grooms PSY2012 April 14th, 2012 At least every ten seconds a report of child abuse is reported across the United States. Child Abuse is a topic that can put fear in the heart of any parent, grandparent or guardian. Child abuse is a very delicate yet important issue in the world. Why is child abuse such a bug problem? Because Child abuse is also the type of problem where any child can fall prey especially, because child abuse does not seem to discriminate against age, sex, race, religion, or economic backgrounds. Parents, grandparents or guardians run the high risk of knowing their child’s abuser. Children of all ages are vulnerable to abuse. More than five children die every day as a result of child abuse. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2011) Child abuse in most cases starts mostly with an individual whom was abused as a child therefore, repeating the cycle, users of drugs, and/or alcohol. Child Abuse has come to be known as a silent problem because someone they know and trust people like teachers, relative, family friend or even a caretaker will abuse almost all of these children and yet feel the fear to never say anything to anyone. More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some way. (Synder, July) During recent years, the public eye has become more informed on child abuse. There are many components to child abuse but specifically there are four general categories of child neglect now commonly recognized by the public eye, physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, neglect and emotional abuse. Each category covers a large range of different behaviors. As this subject is very personal to me because my own children have been through it, I will explain the different types of abuse there are and I will start with one of the most powerful ones: Types of Abuse: Emotional

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