Classical Argument Draft-Gregory Stephens.docx - 1 Child Abuse Gregory Stephens Classical Argument Figures title 2 Child Abuse Child abuse is physical

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1 Child Abuse Gregory Stephens Classical Argument
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Figures title: 2 Child Abuse Child abuse is physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child. Child abuse is a subject that nobody wants to speak about and everyone thinks that it can’t happen to you. I’m here to say that it can, and it will if we are not realizing the signs and working together to protect our children. Unfortunately, no one can take away all the child abusers from the world, but we can stand together in making a difference in the world. We must make ourselves aware, stand as one family, and the states must improve our laws and the consequences that a child abuser can receive. The only way a stop can be put to some of the child abuse that happens is by understanding that this is an issue. Every year, 3.6 million referrals are made to child protective agencies, involving 6.6 million children, because a referral can have more than one child on it. Being as though there are different types of abuse, that makes the numbers go higher. There’s verbal abuse, sexual abuse, and physical abuse that’s done to our children somewhere over the world, every day. Some of the abuse is done by parents, or family members or even strangers off the street. Sexual abuse makes things a little more complicated to see because it’s not shown on the outside. What about the children who are abused, and they keep quiet in fear? that number won’t be in the statistics because no one would know. Physical abuse can be seen on the outside but can also be hidden with the lies that our children are taught to say that happened. Then there’s verbal abuse. Some people will degrade their children and fuss at them all day, call them
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