Psychological or emotional abuse, and neglect are much more common than physical abuse, but still gto unnoticed. An article on TIME states: “It may be the most common kind of child abuse — and the most challenging to deal with. But psychological abuse, or emotional abuse, rarely gets the kind of attention that sexual or physical abuse receives.” It is horrible to think that one child is given
It’s used to control and subjugate a spouse or intimate partner. Usually an emotional abuser takes into these actions because they have insecurities they haven’t dealt with and even events that took place in their childhood days. Emotional abuse damages your confidence, self -esteem, and independence. This type of abuse can surprisingly be more elusive than physical abuse. It can be taken so far that the victims suffer from depression, anxiety, and post - traumatic stress disorder.
Physical abuse is the most common type of abuse which is when the parent or guardian causes physical harm to the child such as burning, hitting, beating, breaking bones, etc. “Some examples are verbal abuse are belittling them and threatening physical or sexual act upon the child.” (Psychology Today 1) “Signs that a child who have been abuse may show injuries if it was physical abuse. Signs that can point to sexual abuse are fearful behavior (nightmares, depression, and abdominal pain. Signs that can point to a child who has experienced emotional abuse or neglect are sudden changes in a child’s self-confidence and the child experiencing failure to gain weight.” (Psychology Today
Child abuse is now spreading increasingly day by day all over the world and can be seen in every group whether it is ethnic or cultural group. Child maltreatment includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and psychological abuse. Abuse is addition of any kind of trouble in someone’s life. It can be emotional or verbal. Child abuse is a serious issue these days and has caused severe effects in lives of children.
Generally, physical abuse refers to non-accidental physical injury as a result of use of physical forces against a child, which is inflicted by a parent, caregiver, or other person who has responsibility for the child (Children Welfare, 2013). The abusive behaviours include punching, beating, kicking, biting, shaking, throwing, stabbing, choking, hitting (with a hand, stick, strap, or other object), burning, shoving and poisoning physically. The induction or fabrication of an illness by a parent or caregiver known as Munchausen Syndrome is also considered physically abusive behaviour (Bromfield, 2005; World Health Organization [WHO], 2006). Emotional abuse or psychological abuse refers to inappropriate verbal or symbolic acts of parents or caregiver towards a child which impairs a child’s emotional development. Such acts of commission or omission have a large probability of damaging child’s self-esteem or social competence (Bromfield, 2005; WHO, 2006).
It includes punching and hitting, biting, strangling, and is the intent to cause harm but not death, although death can occur. It is dangerous and has the potential to be deadly, for both males and females. Example of that would be the Jodi Arias murder case in which she stalked, harassed, and eventually killed her boyfriend Travis Alexander 10 years ago this June. Men are not exempt from being the victim of domestic violence even though it’s nice to think women cannot be as cruel to loved ones but according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1 in 4 men are have been the victim of physical abuse in a relationship. Why don’t male victims get the same acknowledgment as female victims?
However, some people believe that abuse is discipline, but where is the line drawn? Abuse in the life of juveniles leaves a great impact on a child whether positive or negative. A child can be mistreated in various ways, though, the main focus for this paper is physically abuse. Physical abuse is the excessive and deliberate hitting on a child. Physical manhandle is damage coming about because of physical hostility.
Physical abuse may include beating, slapping, kicking, burns, threats with a weapon, and destruction of a loved object or pet (Straus, 1988). In contrast, sexual abuse may include rape, forced intercourse, attempted rape, unwanted sexual acts that do not include penetration, the threat of bodily harm in response to refusing sex (Straus, 1988). Physical and sexual abuse are usually committed
In US, a one-third of women and a quarter of men have been abused by intimate partner (NCADV 2015). In Hong Kong, the numbers of women are five times the numbers of men in newly reported spouse/cohabitant battering cases in every year from 2004 to 2015 (Social Welfare Department 2015; Women’s Commission
Physical Abuse: Physical Abuse is categorized as harm inflicted on a child which is non-accidental. Physical abuse can range from hitting, punching, scratching, biting, kicking, throwing, stabbing, choking, throwing, being beaten with an object or having objects thrown at them or even burning. This kind of physical abuse is generally perpetrated by the parents, care givers or family members living in the house. According to our textbook "Any injury is considered abuse regardless of whether the caregiver intended to hurt the child (CWIGW, 2013)." Neglect: Neglect is the failure of a parent, caregiver or family member to provide the child with basic living needs.