Child Abuse: an unnecessarily issue with long-term consequences in children
“Child abuse is a problem no one really talks about. Abuse and neglect is the number 1cause of injury to children in the country. More children die of abuse or neglect than of natural causes” Donna Miller.
Unfortunately, nowadays people lives in a society full of violence wherechildren does not have a way out, they live and suffer this situation in their homes, in school, in every place they are at risk. Child abuse has become an increasing worldwide problem, and its presence ismore evident every time. But, what is the definition of child abuse? According to Medline Plus, child abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child or puts achild at risk of harm; neglect, or not providing for a children needs, is also a form of abuse.
Child abuse, although there are organizations working to eliminate it, is a worldwide issue that, sadly,is still present and makes children to have long-term consequences, especially the ones referring to physical and emotional problems that, even with treatment, leave in their hearts an invisible butdeep scar.
The purpose of this research paper is to give real arguments based on reliable sources, about how children suffer when they are in the wrong hands and being abused, causing those physicaland emotional problems in their lives. The research paper is divided first in the physical problems and then in emotional ones, giving for each one definitions, signs, statistics, effects and sometestimonials in order to reach the purpose of the paper.
How can physical child abuse be defined? Darlene Barriere, a violence and abuse prevention educator that grew up in an extreme violent home andsuffered abuse effects, defines physical child abuse as “any physical force or action that results in or may result in a non-accidental injury of a child” (Barriere). She also explains that physical...