Child abuse has created massive sufferance of children and can cause negative outcomes through emotional instability in the mind and heart, painfulness of physical wounds, and can cause traumatic distress in the future. Although each parent and child may have their own problems, it is not fair if we let child abuse to happen because it can create senseless and complicated issues. Child abuse has created invisible pain to children’s emotions. According to the National Child Abuse Statistics in 2006, “80% of children getting abused can easily develop psychiatric disorders at the age of 21 such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.” The outcomes of a child being abused can create profound sadness, attempts of suicide, and can affect on his/her social life with others. “In Los Angeles 2003, Richard Jr. suffered abuse during high school at Don Boscov Technical Institute and resulted in depression and suicidal.” (Quinn) As a result, child abuse can bring down children’s self-esteem low and emotional instability in the mind and heart.
The child could also feel a sad disappointed feeling because their parent won’t give them the attention a child should be receiving or a child could just be being neglected all together possibly by the parent just not caring, but I will tell you all about these things in my paragraphs below. First, Physical abuse: where a parent physically hits the child. The child will have unexplained burns, bites, bruises, broken bones, or black eyes. Also if the child screams and fusses that they don’t want to go or when the time comes to go home. A child could also feel as if any adult that approaches then could be harm to them.
Children with ODD are constantly defiant, hostile and disobedient. They don’t like responding to instructions or taking orders from others, and they actively refuse simple requests. Sometimes they eagerly blame others for their own mistakes, can lose their temper easily, and act in an angry, resentful or touchy manner. Term watch Oppositional: hostile or confrontational action or behaviour. All children occasionally react in this way on a bad day or if upset by a situation, and many teenagers go through troublesome times.
Children of divorce are often neglected in this situation and can sometimes act out in many ways. They may become sad and suffer from depression, turn to drugs and lead destructive lifestyles, and often times they end up in similar unhealthy relationships. Emotions are a big part of life especially when dealing with something so difficult such as divorce. Children can begin to become insecure and afraid, often questioning what their future will be like due to the instability they’ve experienced in the midst of or as a result of a divorce. They may experience sadness and believe that they will never have a real or whole family again.
It’s costing some of our children their lives. Incidence of Reported Cases of Child Abuse | Type of abuse | Percentage of total | Neglect | 54 | Physical abuse | 25 | Sexual abuse | 11 | Emotional abuse | 3 | Other | 7 | Information from Wang CT, Daro D. Current trends in child abuse reporting and fatalities: the results of the 1996 annual fifty state survey. Chicago: National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, 1997. | Child Abuse Each day in the United States, more than 4 children die as a result of child abuse in the home. www.childhelpusa.org In 2003, an estimated 1,500 children died of abuse and neglect-an average of more than 4 children per day.
Sometimes when parents’ divorce, kids may feel guilty and blame their selves for other things the rest of their lives. Physical or Emotional Neglect – When you have memories such as someone hitting you, or telling you that you are not good enough, you may think that and not value yourself ever again. Low Self-Esteem – Most people are insecure. But nowadays almost no one is confident, especially teenagers. Some kids never recover from low self-esteem and think they will never be good enough for anyone or
Students deserve to feel safe at school, however when they experience bullying, the effects can last long into their future. Some of these effects include: Depression, low self-esteem, health problems, poor grades and suicidal thoughts. Bullying causes both short and long term damage related to these effects. Not only are these issues the children have to deal with they also deal with physical problem obvious bruises or wounds from harassment, sleep disruptions, bed wetting, psychosomatic aches. Social Difficulty can lead to inapropreate social skills, social isolation, inaccurate social perceptions.
Child Abuse and Neglect 2/28/2015 Child abuse and neglect are one of the most common and complex issues around the world. Each year, nearly a million children are determined by child protective services to be the victims of abuse and/or neglect in this country, while many more are at risk. Most child abuse and neglect incidents happen within the care of a child’s own family members. There is different types of abuse that can occur from emotional, physical, molestation, and neglect amongst children. These types of issues are very complex because some are more visible than others.
In 2000, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said that over 80% of child abuse is perpetrated by the children’s real parents. Moreover, three fourths of abused children are hurt by their real mothers. This misconception is often the result of another mistake idea: the child
Sexual abuse is a devastating epidemic in the United States, impacting millions indiscriminately from each gender and every race, class, and faith. A staggering twenty percent of American children under the age of eighteen have been the victim of this appalling crime, and in just 2009 alone 3.3 million allegations were reported to authorities. (Child Help) These abused children and adolescents will exhibit different symptomatic behaviors as a result of their trauma. Although there is no sure-fire standard for detecting whether or not a child or adolescent has been or is being abused, there are a number of possible signs, including: • Sexually-transmitted disease • Unexplained pregnancy • Bruising/bleeding in the rectal, thigh, and/or genital areas • Frequent complaints of stomach and abdominal pain • Evidence of regressive bed-wetting, incontinence, etc • Drastic change in weight and/or eating habits • Abnormally precocious sexual knowledge • Radical mood swings • Nightmares, insomnia, sleepwalking, and other sleep disturbances • Radical change in school performance (for better or worse) • Fears regarding specific people • Depression, crying episodes, etc. • Expression of "damaged goods" syndrome • Angry, hostile, or aggressive behavior • Fear of being photographed • Anxious reaction to authority figures • Regressive, infantile behavior • Intense efforts to gain attention/affection from adults • Self-mutilative behavior • Newly acquired fear of the dark • Becoming withdrawn, isolated, and/or excessively worried • Excessive or early masturbation • Victimizing themselves, targeting a child, sibling, or friend (Survivors and Friends) When abuse in children goes undetected by their caregivers, it is liable to continue and escalate.