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Barrier of Learning: Child Abuse and Neglect
Transcript of Barrier of Learning: Child Abuse and Neglect
" Child abuse is any act that endangers a child's physical or emotional health and development."
Barrier to Learning: Child Abuse and Neglect
It can happen to any child anytime
Abuse usually occurs in the child's home and they often know their abuser
The abuser can be anyone from a parent to a friend to even a babysitter.
Race, age, color, sex, social status, and economic status does not matter when it come to abuse.
There are Four Types:
from hitting, kicking, burning, shaking or any other form of physical harming the child
from rape, pornography, fondling, indecent exposure etc.
intentionally hurting the child on the inside by insulting, degrading their self-worth, threats, and rejection
failing intentionally to give a child their basic needs
So How Can Child Abuse and Neglect Affect Children Later in Life?
always expecting the worst
nervous around adults
have trouble playing by themselves and/or with others.
act out and aggressively towards adults
have trouble concentrating in school
care less about their appearance
stop talking about life at home
not able to sleep or have reoccurring nightmares
act or talk sexually at too early of age
runaway from home
have trouble learning to speak
no close relationships
have trouble playing with imagination
think poorly of themselves
Child abuse costs: to our country as a whole is about $124 billion yearly. ($7,999 in special education costs)
22% of maltreated children have a learning disability and/or requires special education.
1/8 girls are sexually abused by the age of 18
about 50-60% of deaths in children caused by maltreatment are NOT recorded as abuse on death certificates.
a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds
more than 5 kids die a day from abuse
about 80% of kids that die from abuse are under the age of 4
About 30% of the abused will grow up to abuse their own kids