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Child Abuse..

There are many types of abuse there's physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, child neglect or not providing for a child's needs. Many children suffer from these different types of abuse. For the parents or guardians' that do abuse their kids say that's its only discipline.. But how much more can u abuse you child to the point were you physically abuse them? Most of us cant even imagine what would make an adult use violence against a child. People say, parents who abuse their children have a history of abuse I personally feel that, that isn't true because in the movie "Precious" her mother verbally abused her because she felt that her daughter stole her man because she had two kids by him. Child abuse is an American epidemic. In 2005, more than 3.5 million children were reported as victims of child abuse or neglect. When a parent is reported for child abuse they would put on a act like they love and care for their child the parent would tell the child what to say. Many children who are being abused will show no signs at all. The most important sign of child abuse is rapid change in the child demeanor or behavior. There are a lot of effects that harms the child in life such as eating disorders, depression, suicidal thoughts etc. Different jurisdictions have developed their own definitions of what constitutes child abuse for the purposes of removing a child from his/her family and/or prosecuting a criminal charge. According to the Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect, child abuse is "any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm." Child abuse is an American epidemic. In 2005, more than 3.5 million children were reported as victims of child abuse or neglect. The staggering truth is that before today is over, four children will die because their little bodies cannot bear any more abuse.

Child abuse is not always obvious and many children are too young or too frightened to tell someone what is happening to them. Children, especially younger, more vulnerable children, are often unaware that what is happening to them is abuse. Abuse is often hidden from view and its victims too young or fearful to speak out, experts suggest that its true prevalence is possibly much greater than the official data indicate. Child abuse was once viewed as a minor social problem affecting only a handful of United States children. However, in recent years it has received close attention from the media, law enforcement, and the helping professions, and with increased public and professional awareness has come a sharp rise in the number of reported cases. One of my favorite books that discuss child abuse is "A



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