Children are most frequently sexually abused by someone they know, often a member of their own family. Over the past 10 years, more than 20,000 American children are believed to have been killed in their own homes by family members. And this include Children have been abused physical, sexual and psychological. Other way is that people adopt children to make work for them, to sell to drug dealers or people who buy children for sex. The sadness thing is that children have been abused especially sexual by their own parents or siblings.
Most kids do not want their parents to divorce. A bad marriage can become worse when kids are involved, especially during a divorce. Kids are always the people in the middle watching and listening even from a distance. The children in a bad divorce case are asked to choose a side if not one would be chosen for them. Some kids feel betrayed by their separated parents.
Next to being a parent, marriage is one of the hardest jobs an adult will have. Sadly, innocent children are the victims of their parent’s decision to end the marriage. Children under the age of 18 account for slightly more than half of all children affected by divorce (Mitcham-Smith & Henry, 2007). At times the children are affected more by the divorce than either of their parents realize. Some of the more common ways they are affected are: psychologically, socially, many have behavior problems, financially and academically.
Even though advocates against child abuse work diligently every day to put an end to child abuse, it is tragic because child abuse can cause physical and emotional distress along with many other factors and child abuse can lead to developmental issues and detachment from others. In the book “A Child Called It”, Pelzer says he lived a normal and healthy life until his mother became an alcoholic, transformed into a monster, and began expressing her anger on her child at the age of four (Pelzer, 1995, Loc 1344). The physical injury or ill-treatment of a child under the age of eighteen by a person who is responsible for the child’s wellbeing under circumstances, which indicate that the child’s health or wellbeing is harmed or threatened thereby, is the definition of child physical abuse, defined by The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (Newton, 2001). Ethical theory is an idea that helps a person form personal standards to help them differentiate what is morally good or bad. Child abuse within any standard is morally wrong in the eyes of most people.
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.
One of the biggest problems that divorce imposes on children is the sadness of their family breaking up and having to adjust to one parent no longer living in the home. Usually it hurts all the family members, including the children that are very young and do not understand what is happening, but they still feel the loss of one of the parents not being around. Divorce, in any circumstance, rips a child apart limiting time spent with his/her parents, and confusing him/her. In Matthew 19:8-9 it says, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.
Sexually abuse can include: Incest, Rape, Intercourse, Oral-genital contact, Fondling, Sexual propositions or enticement, Indecent exposure, Child pornography and/or Child pr Child abuse is widespread; an epidemic. Although untold numbers of abused kids are losing their innocence and being forced leaves their childhood well before their time, we forget that fact. Many of us don’t even realize it. The daily rigors of providing the necessities and a happy life for ourselves and families push painful thoughts of children of abuse to the far corners of our mind. What follows here are some hard to face facts.
Assaults committed by young people ages 10-24 were responsible for more than 656,000 injuries treated in an emergency room (CDC2010). It is also stated that in 2008, 1280 juveniles were arrested for murder, 3340 for forcible rape and 56,000 for aggravated assault (CDC2010). Authority figures such as educators, law enforcement and politicians are concerned with the youth violence epidemic. To try and help solve the
In today’s society, divorce has become a norm in our lives. Married couples today are getting a divorce due to many different reasons, either because of conflicts in the marriage, lost of romantic feelings, a spouse committing an affair, and other type of marriage problems. Most of these divorced couples have children that are very young and due to their age, have no idea on how to deal with an event like a divorce. These children will have to learn to deal with their parent’s divorce at such a young age, affecting them in a positive or negative way. The effects of recent enlargement in divorce rates are negative effects.
Gang violence cause a lot of families a lot of pain. Gang violence has a major impact on my community here are three reason; most of the victims are young children or pre-teens, we lose our sense of security when we walk out of our homes, and the loss of a loved one to gang violence. Gang violence is senseless and stupid and cause our communities a lot of problems. Most of the victims of gang violence are young children and pre-teens. Some may live and some may die but a lot of the victims in my neighborhood are children who don’t have anything to do with what is going on just in the wrong place at the wrong time.