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Child Abuse and Neglect
Transcript of Child Abuse and Neglect
afraid of physical contact drawn back scared of other children's cry withdrawn aggressive exaggerated politeness sadness school difficulties difficulty concentrating lying stealing low self-esteem psychosomatic illnesses slow development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span runaway criminal behaviours suicide Neglect Effects anxious insecure disorganized incomplete feeling passive withdrawn inattentive less confidence dependent helpless school difficulties absence from school more often depression Risk factors Alcohol and drug abuse Untreated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
Other family 3
Total non-family homicides 26
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.
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