Child Abuse

by emily horner

Physical abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse and emotional neglect are all different types of child abuse. Child abuse can lead to short or long term injuries. In some cases, this can even cause death.

Studies show that one out of 20 children are abused.  Certain symptoms of abuse aren’t detected easily. Lots of times children are afraid to report abuse because they don’t want to get blamed or lose someone close to them. Some parents don’t seek help for their children because they don’t want to face the fact that their child is being abused. If there are suspicions of abuse, it should be reported immediately.

The longer a child is abused, the harder it is for said child to recover from the traumatic events they have been through. Individual, relational, community, and social factors can all be causes of child abuse. Certain characteristics of a child can also cause the child to be at higher risk of abuse.  If a child is suspected to be abused, they should immediately be reported to a pediatrician of child protection service. If a child is abused, he or she should seek help, such as therapy, to recover mentally.

Child abuse is a very serious matter and shouldn’t be taken lightly. If there are any susptions of a child being abused, it should be reported before things worsen.