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Transcript of Child Abuse
Child abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child or puts a child at risk of harm. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Neglect, or not providing for a child's needs, is also a form of abuse.
Types of Abuse
emotional(verbal + physical)= Child Abuse
Effects and Statistics
• Name-calling, belittling, swearing, insulting.
• Rejecting or threatening with abandonment.
• Threatening bodily harm.
• Scapegoating or blaming.
• Using sarcasm.
• Berating your spouse.
Care-giver's angry and uncontrolled disciplinary response to actual or perceived misconduct of the child
Care-giver's psychological impairment, which causes resentment and rejection of the child by the caregiver and a perception of the child as different and provocative
Child left in care of a babysitter who is abusive
Care-giver's use of substances that result in violent behavior
Care-giver's entanglement in a domestic violence situation
NCANDS defines neglect as “a type of maltreatment that refers to the failure by the caregiver to provide needed, age-appropriate care although financially able to do so or offered financial or other means to do so”.
At the extreme end of the spectrum, sexual abuse includes sexual intercourse or its deviations. Yet all offenses that involve sexually touching a child, as well as non-touching offenses and sexual exploitation, are just as harmful and devastating to a child’s well-being.
About 80% of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.
Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy.
Abused teens are less likely to practice safe sex, putting them at greater risk for STDs.
14% of all men in prison in the USA were abused as children.
36% of all women in prison were abused as children.
Types of Verbal Abuse
Reasons for Physical Abuse
Engaging in sexual acts
Engaging a child or soliciting a child for the purposes of prostitution; and using a child to film, photograph or model pornography.
Engaging in indecent exposure or exhibitionism;
Exposing children to pornographic material;
Deliberately exposing a child to the act of sexual intercourse
Masturbating in front of a child.
Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Why is Child Abuse a Social Issue??