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Abdifitah Hassan Fundamentals 2 Mrs. Frandson Child Abuse and Neglect One of the major problems which faces societies in our generation is child abuse. This problem has always existed, but now it just got way worse. Child abuse has a huge impact on children. Children are the hope and the future of a nation. Yet, there are millions suffering children in our country who are facing child abuse today. Child abuse needs to be destroyed in order for children to have bright future. There are four types of child abuse. First is physical which involves body harm. Second, one is neglect or the absence of parental care can have damaging effects on a child mental well being. The third one is psychological abuse which involves emotional abuse for example saying hurtful things. The fourth one is sexual abuse includes any type of behavior toward a child that is intended for an offender’s sexual stimulation. Last, but not least I personally met people who have been abused when they were children. Child abuse usually reflects the character the child will have when he/she gets older. If the child is brought up in violent home that child will become violent. Abuse appears in families for many different reasons. One reason for abuse is by parents is that they do not understand the needs of their children. For example, a mother might think that her son is crying because he is hungry while he is feeling pain. She tries to feed him, but her cries more. So for this matter the mother loses control and starts hitting the baby. This kind type of abuse falls in physical abuse category. This falls under physical abuse because she is causing harm towards the baby’s physical well being,
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Mental abuse can one of the most dangerous of them all in my opinion because it will be something that sticks with the child throughout their whole life. It can affect the way they view family, children, and even relationship and interacting with others. For example if a child grows up in a broken and abusive home they can have problems with creating relationships in their future whether it is friendships or intimate relationships. It can also change their outlook on having a family and having children in the future. It short term in can affect the kid by making them shy and not social. Mental abuse can bring the child's character down with all the negative
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