Running head: THE HIGH RATES OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT 1 The High Rates of Child Abuse and Neglect among Youths in America Capella University Nisheka Brown
Running head: THE HIGH RATES OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT 2 Abstract This study will examine how abused and neglected children ages 3 to adolescent suffer long-term effects from psychological and physical abuse in America. In addition, this study will examine how child and sexual abuse in the United States has increased. In terms, the result of this study will show how traditional beliefs and cultural influences play a vital role in child abuse. The finding of this study will also show how federal and local laws have change to decrease child abuse by increasing the punishment of jail time.
Running head: THE HIGH RATES OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT 3 Target Audience In this proposal, the target audience will be child advocates, local government officials, and National Children’s Advocacy Center. The idea of this proposal is to bring collaboration among different organizations to decrease child abuse and neglect in America. Collaborating will bring these organizations together to communicate and develop new ideas for the victims of children and young adolescent. Roger believes (2009) collaboration is a “primary means to increase efficiency and improve programs outcome” (pg. 326). Problem Statement A child who has been abused and neglected suffers short and long-term effects that may cause psychological issues. Psychological issues vary depending on the circumstances of the child abuse or neglect, personal characteristics of the child, and the child environment (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2008). Therefore, the psychological issues may prevent the child from succeeding his or her highest expectations in life. In addition, child abuse or neglect may hinder the child intellectual performance in school, home, church, and societal events. Study shows more than 10 percent of school-aged children and youth showed some risk of cognitive problems or low academic achievement, 43 percent had emotional or behavioral problems and 13 percent had both (National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, 2011). In addressing another important factor, some families who reside in poverty may have high risk of child abuse and neglect. The Federal Government Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect found that abuse is three times more common in poor families and neglect is seven times more common in poor families (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011). The proposing solution of child abuse or neglect is decreasing social isolation
Running head: THE HIGH RATES OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT 4 from formal and informal social support systems. Research suggested households most likely to experience child abuse or neglect and social isolation usually fall into one of four types: single- parent families, families coping with persistent alcohol or drug abuse, families where
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