Child Abuse Interview Paper

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Parker-Sawyers, Paula. “And The JUDGES Say…” Policy & Practice (19456828) 68.2 (2010): 20. MsaterFILE Premier. Web. Interview. 9 Nov. 2015 This interview dives into the thoughts of 2 juvenile court judges and what they can do to help children who have suffered child abuse break the cycle and have better lives. The main focus in this interview is the alarming rate of teen pregnancy amongst the juveniles these judges see enter their courtrooms that are currently in foster care because of abuse the children have faced in the past. The interviewer is looking for insight to whether what the judges do or say influence the juvenile’s…show more content…
Although the article only focuses on one negative aspect of the abuse, the frequency of teen pregnancy in foster care youth, it states another step that can be taken to help stop child abuse and help the victims heal. Reece, Robert M. Treatment Of Child Abuse: Common Ground For Mental Health, Medical, And Legal Practitioners. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 17 Nov. 2015. This article examines a variety of ways that abuse affects the victim but mostly focuses on the mental and emotional setbacks they endure. The article explains different types of abuse, ways to identify the abuse is occurring, ways that each type of abuse end up hindering the victim, and ways to help the victim heal after the abuse has…show more content…
Reece states “It is not surprising that children who have been neglected early in life are more likely to display attachment disorders, to have difficulty discriminating emotions in others, to be avoidant in peer relationships, and are at risk for long-term relationship problems”. This shows that children who suffer child abuse end up suffering long-term because they are unable to develop relationships and skills necessary to thrive in the world. The article then states several examples of subjects who were abused and how it directly affected their lives as they grew into adults. Another important finding in the article is if there is a link with what type of children are being abused. Reece claims that “child neglect is strongly associated with poverty and with the correlates of poverty, including dependence on public assistance, low parental education, maternal depression, large numbers of children, crowding, and limited resources” (Reece et al). This shows that children living in a family with multiple children, or in a low income household, are more likely to suffer from abuse than children in high income households, or only children. This is an important discovery to help develop a method to help prevent the abuse from
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