Long Term Effects Of Child Abuse

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Child abuse is one of many forms of abuse that occur in the world. Although there are many different types, forms, and scenarios when it comes to child abuse, it should always be taken seriously. Every case is important. Child abuse takes a toll on many kids and could potentially have a long term effect on their everyday lives. Child abuse will affect a child’s healthy and proper development. There is not one reason in which child abuse is caused, it’s usually occurs in families where there is a combination of risk factors. Abuse occur most often in families who are under pressure and lack support. Most abuse, other than sexual abuse, occurs when the family is in poverty, has lack of education, has marital problems, changes addresses…show more content…
While the effects of abuse can be severe and long-lasting, children who have been abused or exposed to violence can and go on to have healthy and productive childhood and adult lives. Research has found that children exposed to violence, abuse, left unaddressed, or are ignored are at an increased risk of having emotional and/or behavioral problems in the future. Children who are abused may not be able to express their feelings safely and as a result, may develop difficulties regulating their emotions. In their adult, they may continue to develop a struggle with their feelings, and this may lead to depression or anxiety. Direct effects include: depression, anxiety, dissociation, difficulty concentrating, problems with learning, difficulty connecting with others, flashbacks, Increased hyper-vigilance, and difficulty sleeping. The overall impact of abuse also depends on the child’s natural reactions to stress and ways of coping with stressful situations. Other factors can include age at which the trauma occurred, previous exposure to unrelated traumatic incidents and extent of therapy or timing of…show more content…
Such as bruises, welts or swelling, sprains or fractures, burns, lacerations or abrasions, difficulty in walking or sitting, torn, stained or bloody clothing, pain or itching in the genital area; bruises or bleeding in the external genital area, sexually transmitted infections or diseases, lack of adequate supervision, nutrition or shelter, and poor hygiene. A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States alone. Yearly, referrals to state child protective services involve 6.3 million children, and around 3 million of those children are subject to an investigated report. The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations, losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect. Child abuse can cause issues in children’s lives for the rest of their existence. Although there are many different causes and effects of child abuse, every case is taken seriously. Each case is of significant importance. It is very crucial to remind the everybody that child abuse is a very serious threat to a child’s healthy

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