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Child Abuse and Neglect

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Bushra Javaid

on 20 April 2010

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Transcript of Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse and Neglect Types of Child Abuse Emotional Child Abuse shaming humiliating calling names negative comparisons yelling threatening bullying limited physical contact exposing child to abuse Child Neglect failing to provide needs verbal Communication Skills safe environment expression of positive feeling Physical Child Abuse hurting the child severe discipline physical punishment Child Sexual Abuse not always involves body look at sexual situations/ acts mostly by close relatives listen to sexual conversations look at body parts touched in sexual areas making child touch other's sexual areas Warning Signs Signs Of Emotional Abuse withdrawn fearfful extreme in behaviours lack of attachment with parent/ caregiver temper tantrums bullying others frustrated disobedience lying/ cheating destructive impulsive argumentative loud tease excessively worry excessively passive approval-seeking compliant overly dependent stubborn Signs Of Physical Abuse suspicious bruising size colour frequency beatings burning cigarette electrical heat water choking and hanging smothering and drowning poisoning hair pulling pushed from heights shaken baby syndrom munchausen syndrome by proxy Signs Of Neglect difficulty concentrating difficulty learning low self-esteem withdrawal depression many school absences poor health body odour dirty rotting teeth/ bad breath sleepy/ tired thin and always hungry stealing food and/or lunch money from others Signs Of Sexual Abuse physical trauma to oral, genital/ anal areas bruises complaints of pain or itching in genital or anal areas difficulty walking or sitting body odours pain or discomfort on urination blood in urine sexually transmitted diseases yeast or bacterial infections frequent sore throats ear infections/problems sudden weight gain or extreme weight loss sexualized behaviour promiscuous behaviour Effects Sexual Abuse Effects anxeity shame fear sense of uselessness Emotional Abuse Effects speech problems slow physical development eating disorders self-harm suicide low self-esteem irritability sleep disorders depression withdrawal bad habits aggression stealing lying prostitution unable to control emotions Physical Abuse Effects

afraid of physical contact drawn back scared of other children's cry withdrawn aggressive exaggerated politeness sadness school difficulties difficulty concentrating lying stealing low self-esteem psychosomatic illnesses slow development always or never cries extreme politeness aggression passivity rage thrill-seeking manipulative self-harm harms others short attention span runaway criminal behaviours suicide Neglect Effects anxious insecure disorganized incomplete feeling passive withdrawn inattentive less confidence dependent helpless school difficulties absence from school more often depression Risk factors Alcohol and drug abuse Untreated mental illness Lack of parenting skills Stress and lack of support Domestic violence how to talk to an abused child remain calm and avoid denial do not interrogate tell the child that nothing wrong was done by them Statistics
Murders of Children in Canada, 2001 Biological fathers 16
Biological mothers 16
Step-fathers 4
Step-mothers 1
Sibling 3
Spouse 0
Other family 3
Total non-family homicides 26
Acquaintance 4
Stranger 11
Unknown 5

Total solved homicides 69
Investigations by Child Welfare Agencies 60% -emotional abuse and neglect
10% -sexual abuse
31% -physical abuse (Health Canada, 2001) quotes "I too had to find the courage inside myself.
I too had to face my fears.
I too had to deal with my emotions." (Barriere, 8) Her caseworker determined that she had never been to school, never seen a doctor. She didn't know how to hold a doll, didn't understand peek-a-boo. "Due to the severe neglect," a doctor would write, "the child will be disabled for the rest of her life.
(The girl in the window) Thank you for watching
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