Child Abuse

No child should ever grow up thinking that abuse or neglect is a form of love. Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of a child or children (Haley, Stein, page 54). It shouldn't hut to be a child. There are four major types of abuse- neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. Physical abuse involves physical aggression directed at a child by an adult. Sexual abuse is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent abuses a child for sexual stimulation. Emotional abuse is the act of belittling, acting cruel and scaring another person to make them perceive themselves as not cared for. Neglect is failure to give love, nurturing, ...

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self control (Haley, Stein page 54) . “More than one-third of all parents who start out with relatively mild punishments end up crossing the line drawn by the state to define child abuse” (Kazdin ,112). Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy (www.childhelp.org). According to childhelp.org about 30% of children who were physically abused will later abuse their own children; also approximately 80% of children that die from abuse are under the age of four. Children who experience child abuse and neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 30% more likely to commit violent crimes (www.childhelp.org).
Almost everyday there are stories of abuse either on the television, the internet, magazines, or the newspaper. Lyndsey Fiddler , age 27, was on CNN for drowning her ten day old infant in the washing machine, while she was reportedly high on meth. According to an ABC News poll conducted in October ...

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