FC: Child Abuse | By Anna Walter
1: History | Child abuse has been in the American society form the mid-twentieth century. In 1990s child abuse was a growing trend too (Miller).
2: Problems | One type of abuse is physical abuse. Physical abuse is when parents or caregivers beat there children. Examples are hitting, kicking, slapping, punching, biting and much other physical contact. The only way to contact with a child is to discipline, by spanking. Unless the child is bruised or injured (Miller). Another type of abuse is emotional abuse. When parents or caregivers are rejecting there child, isolating, terrorizing, ignoring, or corrupting child. It also means not giving there children care or a good child hood (Miller). Sexual abuse is when parents or caregivers are molestation to the child with contact, rape, or much other sexual acts. This type of abuse is pornography (Miller). Shaken Baby Syndrome is another child abused. It can cause children to have learning problems. It can also cause for a baby to die. Most babies will need medical treatment. The children who have this will never grow out of this (Miller).
4: Problems | Most children are abused because their parents or caregiver are using drugs and alcohol. Also most parents or caregivers who abuse there children fail to provide the needed for health screenings and school supplies.Most children are abused under the age of one. Most parents who abused there kids bring them to the emergency room frequently. Parents can also fail to dress there kids with clean clothes (Miller). People who work at schools must be trained to look for if children are being abused. The things they need to look for is learning difficulties, wounds or bruises. Also children who are being abused might have hearing loss, untreated dental caries, medical neglect, and physical abuse (Miller). Parents most don't send children to school with obvious bruises or injuries. Child that is abused may fall asleep in class. Also might be hungry or scared and not be able to learn effectively as the other kids. Most children that are abused are mostly anger, acting out, depression, anxiety, aggression, social withdrawal, low self esteem, and sleep difficulties (Miller).
6: Background | Studies Have show that there parents or caregivers have been physically, sexually, or emotionally abused or neglected as a child. Most children are neglected, 25 percent are being physical abuse, and more than 10 percent are sexual abused. Child abuse is mostly first comes to attention to schools (Miller). Almost all children that are abused are often not willing to testify against there abuser. Mostly the abuser is a family member and might take control of there victim. Most of the time they talk to the child that is being abused before going to court (Sexual).
8: Solutions | If you think a child is being abused always trust your instincts. You don't need proof to report child abuse. You can sometimes tell when unexplained injuries are in forms of a shape of an object to spot if a child is being abused. Notice changes in child's behavior, that is mostly because the child is being abused. Also to notice child is scared to go home. If the child is physical or sexual abuse, there abuser goes places with child. Also knowledge what kind of relations they have with family ("10"). If the child is being sexual abused, he or she might have sexual behavior or sexual language. When parents or caregivers don't care to feed child enough food and cause child to have weight loss is another way to spot child abuse and try to stop it. Children that are abused don't go to school very often because the child has very bad injuries. Most children steal or beg for food from classmates or the community. Kids that don't have enough food to eat will eat whatever that they can to stay alive and healthy ("10"). Younger children might appear to school with dirty clothes or might not be dressed for the right weather conditions. Kids that are abuse might have bad grades and life too ("10").
9: When your child misbehaves, let them know you didn't like what they have done. Don't bring violence to your child. As a parent be a friend to your children ("20"). Also listen to what they have to say and be able to express them self to help ease the tensions they might have. Do things with children to get to know your child better. When the child is well behaved is because there parents are happier than relaxed. Reach out to people with your children. Also encourage child to do well in school and go for what they love to do ("20"). Also you can organize a safety system for your neighborhood. Ask other neighbors that are home most of there time to watch there kids come home and from school so the kids don't feel threatened or afraid. You can volunteer your time to a child shelter, parenting support programs to help them out if they have any problems. Also have prevention or treatment programs, and shelters for the homeless. Have a after school program to help people out for a good causes. Teach your child how to help others in your church and other good causes to make a live able for your child ("20").
10: Work Cited | "Child Abuse and Sex Scandals Involving Catholic Clergy | Indian Law." Indian Law | Layman to Lawman. Web. 30 Nov. 2011.
11: Norman, Jeffrey. "The Effects of Child Abuse in the Long Run | EHow.com." EHow | How to Videos, Articles & More - Discover the Expert in You. | EHow.com. Web. 30 Nov. 2011.