People want to stop child abuse, but in order to do that there must be a decrease in poverty and income inequality (Ryan, 2014). Child abuse is more likely to occur if the family is living in poverty or experiences income inequality.
The Reality of Child Abuse About five children die every day as a result of child abuse. 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach 18 years old. 68% of children are abused by a family member Over 70% of children that die from child abuse are under the age of 3. Children who experience child abuse are 60% more likely to be arrested.
Facts 3 million cases of child abuse are reported every year in America. 80% of 21 year olds who experienced child abuse and neglect were diagnosed with at least one psychological disorder In prison, 36% of women and 14% of men were abused as children. Abused children are less likely to practice safe sex, leading to STDS andare 25% more likely to become pregnant
Social Deviance Relating to Child Abuse.. Social deviance perpetuates child abuse by how the child’s interaction with their parent can influence their decisions and lifestyle later on in life. Child abuse, a negative interaction with a child’s parent- can have a huge affect on their behavior/decisions growing up. Experiencing child abuse can lead them to have severe trust/social issues, which may result in them making bad choices later on in life. How a child grows up can determine the kind of friends they have, grades, health, and overall decisions. Social deviance in parents will ultimately affect their children’s life in a negative way. “Child abuse and insecure models of attachment typically result in a child developing low self-esteem, interpersonal problems, increased rates of depression, anxiety and substance abuse.” (Riggs; Sahl; Greenwald; Atkison; Paulson; Ross, 2007)
Children are at a higher
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