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Final Project - Running head CHI LD ABUSE AND NEGLECT 1 Child Abuse and Neglect Luz Mortman Com 220 Antonio S Caruso When I was growing up my

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Running head: CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT 1 Child Abuse and Neglect Luz Mortman Com 220 December 19, 2010 Antonio S. Caruso
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When I was growing up, my mother and older brother both use to hit me. My mother thought that the only way to keep us in line was to hit us with anything that was in arms length of her at the time. She had times when there was no reason to hit me and my younger brother; my older brother was never hit. As the years went on, my older brother was the one that was doing the hitting but only to me. He used to get mad over nothing and take it out on me. This went on for years until the day that I stood up to him, but that just made our fights worst, so I moved out. When my mother was growing up she also was abused by her mother and she repeated the cycle with us and then my older brother with me. Therefore, child abuse and neglect has become a major problem in this country and more people should be aware to stop this dilemma and prevent it from happening anymore. Child abuse is still a growing problem in this country because many people are unaware of the signs and they could help prevent or stop the abuse sooner. Child abuse is defined as serious physical and emotional harm. Child abuse happens in many different forms, it can be physical, emotional, neglect, and sexual. The most common ones are sexual and physical. These are also those that leave the mark behind. Emotional and Neglect are the types of abuse that are hard to detect because they leave no scars. Child Neglect is the most common form of abuse. The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) define child abuse as: “Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm” (Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2008). Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect . Retrieved Month Day, 2008,) http://www.childwelfare.gov/ pubs/factsheets/preventingcan.cfm The Broken Spirits Network defines child abuse as: “The physical, sexual, or emotional maltreatment or neglect of children by parents, guardians, or others responsible for a child's welfare. Physical abuse is characterized by physical injury, usually inflicted as a result of a beating or inappropriately harsh discipline. Sexual abuse includes molestation, incest, rape, prostitution, or use of a child for pornographic purposes. Neglect can be physical in nature (abandonment, failure to seek needed health care), educational (failure to see that a child is attending school), or emotional (abuse of a spouse or another child in the child's presence, allowing a child to witness adult substance abuse). Inappropriate punishment, verbal abuse, and
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scapegoating are also forms of emotional or psychological child abuse” The Broken Spirits Network (2001-2005) Child Abuse). www.brokenspirits.com Child abuse could happen to every type of family. It crosses over every social barrier. Child abuse could happen in many ways.
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2011 for the course COM 220 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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Final Project - Running head CHI LD ABUSE AND NEGLECT 1 Child Abuse and Neglect Luz Mortman Com 220 Antonio S Caruso When I was growing up my

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