A child’s weak mind is unable to deal with such impacting and severe issues that have an effect on their daily life process. Child abuse and bullying can start anywhere from at home to school, to the different atmospheres that they are present in. In a few cases child abuse and bullying can be a cause and effect situation. Cause and effect from the action of being abused as a child, to lead the child into the action of becoming a bully because of prior issues. According to dictionary.com bullying is defined as “a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and
The usual targets of this kind of violence are women that are most likely, injured. Children living in a household with IPV may not actually witness violent events but are nonetheless exposed to IPV through after-effects including the physical and / or psychological traumatic impacts on the victim. IPV exposure impacts these children and often results to negative short and long term behavioral, psychological, cognitive and social impacts on children. These children witnessing the violence sometimes get involved in the IPV by being caught in the conflict unintentionally or while stepping in to defend a parent being victimized. Children exposed to IPV are also likely to be victims of child maltreatment, as there is a high co-occurrence of both types of violence.
These negative feelings are due to dads not regularly seeing and interacting with their kids. Comparably, couples without kids experienced barely any change in their sense of family well-being. Consequently this creates a since of detachment between all the parties involved. For moms who usually are the primary care taker of kids after the split it usually is an economic stress trying to raise kids on her own. Alas at she would jump at the very opportunity at a new relationship whether it’s healthy or not, and quickly sign herself up for another relationship that will end on bad terms, just for the help.
In Kay Nuyens’ article, “Invisible Scars: Verbal Abuse” she explains how victims are sometime relieved that there was no physical abuse but don’t see the signs of severe chronic stress that has damaged their body and mind. They are convinced they were just being too sensitive and “…their emotional reaction [was] their own fault.” (Nuyens.) However, scars left from the verbal and emotional abuse are deeper than the ones from the physical abuse. “Children of hostile or verbally abusive mothers were equally negatively affected as compared with children of physically abusive mothers. The negative impact on children of psychologically unavailable mothers (i.e., denying emotional responsiveness) was judged to be the most devastating.” (Myers 86-87).
For this reason, dysfunctional families are more likely to bring up a future juvenile delinquent. The rise in general and violent crime parallels the rise in dysfunctional families. Families are thought to be dysfunctional when misbehavior, conflict, and regular abuse from individual members occur on a constant basis, and are leading other family members to allow such actions to continue on. Children often grow up in these families with the understanding that such a layout is normal, for it is all they have known. Dysfunctional families are often a result of single parent adults, that may also be affected by addictions, such as substance abuse.
This type of abuse is the most commonly conducted violence and it is not easily detected as no physical evidence is present. In most cases, emotional and psychological abuse is one of the components of physical and sexual abuse which possess harmful and long-term side effect to the abused victims. Some examples of emotional and psychological abuse are ignoring, rejecting, isolating, exploiting or corrupting, verbally assaulting, terrorizing and neglecting the child. Garbarino and Garbarino (1994) stated that emotional abuse is persistent, chronic pattern that “erodes and corrodes a child”. Even parents also unintentionally conduct emotional abuse onto their child when they said awful things to their kids, failed to give needed attention which is desired by their children as well as scaring their children with myth.
Fear of confrontation with resourceful parents overwhelms their desire of alerting child neglect. As a result children may continue to live in negligent despite public knowledge. Children with disabilities have in general a larger risk of being abused (predators seek out the weakest). Knowing this, both families and teachers have a very low threshold for alerting Child welfare. The situation may improve if the issue of children’s welfare were put on the agenda, in media as well as in school.
The sadness thing is that children have been abused especially sexual by their own parents or siblings. Children become violent just watching programs on the TV, or actions from other people. In the community violence often affects marginalized groups of children, such as street children. In the US, when children are born into young families not prepared to receive them. As a result, they are unable to
This robust connection holds for both offenders and victims. Unemployment or low-income households are often correlated with discrimination, racism, unsafe living conditions, and social isolation (Bartol & Bartol, 2008). It must be kept in mind that poverty is a relative concept affected by ethnicity and cultural background. Poverty is associated with higher levels of parental stress, which is linked to more aggressive models of parenting or child control. Thus, children growing up in these households are possibly led to believe that survival is dependent on being aggressive; also, they identify with these violent parental roles models having limited access to positive adults due to social isolation.
Either way, the psychological effects can be different in single parent families than in two parent families. In a certain situation the relationship between just a daughter and mother was very different. The mother was very lenient and laid back. She was less authoritative on her children. One child felt like the mother didn’t really care what she did.