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1960's vs 2015 child abuse

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Kyle Pisko

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Child abuse was not recognized as a serious problem in the United States until the 1960s. People considered physical abuse a mythical or rare phenomenon that occurred in some families. However, child maltreatment has proven to effect millions of children.
In 1960's laws where created to prevent child abuse. All citizens must report child abuse physical or sexual to the authorities.

Since it passed child abuse or neglect reports rose dramatically, from 60,000 reports nationwide in 1974 to nearly 2.8 million in 2000

Estimates of abuse or neglect by parents or guardians range from about 1 out of every 100 children to more than 1 in 7, and figures are far higher if emotional abuse and neglect are included.
Emotional abuse of a child is commonly defined as a pattern of behavior by parents or caregivers that can seriously interfere with a child’s cognitive, emotional, psychological or social development.

Child metal health was not talked about during the 60's. People thought that going to a psychiatrist meant that you where insane or had something wrong with you.

Efforts where made during this time to keep track of potential perpetrators and victims of child abuse . Child abuse became nationally recognized as a serious issue that the government needed to take action on.
Child Abuse
1960's vs. Present
Physical vs Mental
Every year, more than 3 million reports for child abuse are made in the United States.

Child abuse is talked about and brought up a lot more often then 55 years ago.

More than 4 children die from abuse and neglect in the united states daily, and 70% of these children are below the age of 3.

14% of all men and 36% of all women in prison were abused as children.


A pattern of behavior by parents or caregivers that can seriously interfere with a child's cognitive, emotional, psychological or social development.

Physical injury inflicted upon the child with cruel and/or malicious intent.
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Physical abuse is more noticed in society today and steps are taken sooner to protect children.

23% of abuse that is reported is physical and that is the most prevalent of the different types.

Physical abuse can be different forms, and not all can seen. There can be internal causes f

Mental abuse is harder to spot in society today, but is still a relevant form of abuse in the United States.

About 80% of 21-year-olds who were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.

Mental abuse can be caused by; Ignoring, Rejecting, Isolating, Exploiting and corrupting, Verbally assaulting, Terrorizing, and Neglect of the Child.

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