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Child Abuse

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Emily Turner

on 31 May 2018

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Transcript of Child Abuse

Child Abuse
Emily Turner
My inspiration for this project.

A true story about Dave Pelzer and how he suffered at the hands of his alcoholic mother. She abuses Dave in numerous horrifying ways, such as locking him in the bathroom with a bucket of noxious chemicals, starving him and beating him. Dave tells his horrifying story as a child.
A Child Called "IT"
Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States.

There are multiple types of child abuse.
Emotional and
Child neglect
About Child Abuse
Signs of physical abuse
Bruises, blisters, burns, cuts and scratches
Can’t or won’t explain injury of child, or explains it in a way that doesn’t make sense
Parents Indicates child is not trustworthy, a liar, evil, a troublemaker
Wears long sleeves out of season

28.3% of adults report being physically abused as a child.
Physical Abuse
Signs a child is sexually abused:
Difficulty sitting, walking, bowel problems
Bleeding, bruises, pain, swelling, itching of genital area
Frequent urinary tract infections or yeast infections
Doesn’t want to change clothes
Poor self-image, poor self-care, lack of confidence
Poor self-image, poor self-care, lack of confidence
Sleep disturbance, fear of bedtime, nightmares, bed wetting
Sexual Abuse
Emotional Abuse
Rejecting or ignoring: telling a child he or she is unwanted or unloved, showing little interest in child, not initiating or returning affection, not listening to the child, breaking promises, cutting child off in conversation.
Shaming or humiliating: calling a child names, criticizing, mocking
Terrorizing: insulting, punishing with or threatening abandonment, setting a child up for failure, manipulating, taking advantage of a child’s weakness, screaming, or yelling.
Isolating: keeping child from peers and positive activities, confining child to small area, forbidding play or other stimulating experiences
Corrupting: engaging child in criminal acts, encouraging misbehavior
Child Neglect
Deserting a child or refusing to take custody of a child who is under your care
Repeatedly leaving a child in another’s custody for days or weeks at a time
Failing to provide enough food and drink
Not providing clothes that are appropriate to the weather
Not encouraging or helping with personal hygiene
Exposing a child to unsafe/unsanitary environments or situations
Works Cited
“What Is Child Abuse.” Childhelp, www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/.
If you or someone you know, are a victim of child abuse please don't hesitate to go to someone for help!! Call the police or Social Services.
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