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Child Abuse

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Javier Rivera-Torres

on 16 January 2015

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Transcript of Child Abuse

Child Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Our Philosophy
Child abuse cannot be stopped, but reduced in number
There is fine line between abuse and disiplane
There should never be a reason to abuse a child
Physical abuse
Any given action with intent to harm a child
What is Child Abuse?
Maltreatment/Neglect of children

Real-life stories of Child Abuse
Types of Neglect
Physical Neglect
What you can do to help
Child Neglect
Physical neglect and inadequate supervision
Emotional neglect
Medical neglect
Educational Neglect
Psychological Abuse
Sexually touching, non-touching, or exploitation of a child
Behavioral Signs of Abuse
Physical Signs of Abuse
Any injury to a child who is not crawling yet
Visible and severe injuries, especially when injuries are:
Many, at different stages of healing
Unexplained or explained in a way that doesn’t make sense
Distinctive shape
Frequency, timing and history of injuries
Aggression toward peers, pets, other animals
Seems afraid of parents or other adults
Wears long sleeves out of season
Reports injury, severe discipline
Immaturity, acting out, emotional and behavior extremes
Self-destructive behavior or attitudes
Difficulty sitting, walking, bowel problems
Torn, stained, bloody undergarments
Injury or Irregularity of genital area
Frequent urinary tract infections
Doesn’t want to change clothes
Withdrawn, depressed, anxious
Aggression, delinquency, poor peer relationships
Poor self-image, poor self-care, lack of confidence
Sudden absenteeism, decline in school performance
Sexual behavior or knowledge that is advanced or unusual
Harming a child’s mental and social development, or causing severe emotional harm
Physical Signs of Abuse
Behavioral Signs of Abuse
Delays in development
Wetting bed, pants
Speech disorders
Health problems like ulcers, skin disorders
Obesity and weight fluctuation
Habits like sucking, biting, rocking
Learning disabilities and developmental delays
Overly compliant or defensive
Extreme emotions, aggression, withdrawal
Anxieties, phobias, sleep disorders
Destructive or anti-social behaviors
Behavior that is inappropriate for age
A Story of a little girl named Lauren Kavanaugh...
A Story of a little boy who met his fate too soon...
A Story of daughters being water boarded by their mother...
Medical Neglect
Emotional Neglect
Educational Neglect
Allowing a child to miss too much school
Not enrolling a child in school (or not providing comparable home-based education)
Keeping a child from needed special education services
Not taking child to hospital or appropriate medical professional for serious illness or injury.
Keeping a child from getting needed treatment
Not providing preventative medical and dental care
Failing to follow medical recommendations for a child
Ignoring a child’s need for attention, affection, and emotional support
Exposing a child to extreme or frequent violence, especially domestic violence
Permitting a child to use drugs, use alcohol, or engage in crime
Keeping a child isolated from friends and loved ones
Failing to provide enough healthy food and drink
Failing to provide clothes that are appropriate to the weather
Failing to ensure adequate personal hygiene
Not supervising a child appropriately
Leaving the child with an inappropriate caregiver
Exposing a child to unsafe/unsanitary environments or situations
Spread the word
Threes ways you can help fight child abuse
Donate to organization
Become ChildHelper
Prevention Education Scholarship
Shop and Give
Planned Gifts
3rd Party Events
Share the love (Rx)
Attend An Event
Join Prevention, Intervention, or Treatment Programs
Share your Story
Email Congress
Tell a friend about ChildHelp
Inform People of child abuse and its effects
National Child Abuse Hotline:
The mentality of children causes child abuse to have more of a lasting effect
www. americanhumane.org
The state in which there is little to no care for the victim
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