Final Project Persuasive Research Paper

Some of the more common traits of an abuser would be

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The abuser is not always a man nor not always from an abusive childhood. Some of the more common traits of an abuser would be: denial, tendency to feel inadequate and depressed, jealous and possessive, abuses drug and alcohol, uses manipulation, and is obsessed with weapons. Child abuse could happen to both sexes (boys and girls). No child could be immune from abuse. Children of all ages and nationality or social backgrounds could be abused. A large percentage of abused children are White, then African Americans and Hispanics. The younger the child the more likely they are to be abused because they are the most vulnerable. Children between the ages of one and four, account for the most deaths due to child abuse. (About.com/childabuse) . Some statistics show that about 30-60% of child abuse occur in families that have children. It is also states that child abuse is common in families that already have an existence of domestic violence. There is also amount 3 million children abused each year by a parent or a caregiver. The statistics also show that a survey taken showed that sexual abuse was at 11%, emotional abuse at 3%, physical abuse at 21%, and a huge number of abuse are in neglect, it was at 49%, every other type of abuse was at 16%. (The Broken Spirits Network (2001-2005) Child Abuse). Some statistics show that there are anywhere between 9 to 10 million children who come from homes where there is substance abuse. Anywhere between 6 to 63% of adults where abuse as children and there are about 45% of children who have died that were at one point with child protective services. The data also showed that the fatalities of children were estimated nationally
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at 1,760. About 48 states reported 1,586 fatalities (The Broken Spirits Network (2001-2005) Child Abuse. Rate of Child Abuse by Race ( ) Child abuse and neglect can be prevented. Parents or guardians who have a healthy support system like family and friends are least likely to abuse their children. Parents who do have that support system can end up making the wrong decisions that can lead to abuse or neglect. There are a lot of organizations and groups that can help parents cope with the needs of each individual child and help them to help their children. There are many “protective factors” that can help lower the cases of abuse or neglect, such as: Nurturing and attachment, Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development, Parental resilience, Socials connections, Concrete supports for parents. There are also many things that family and friends can do to help. They can be supportive, help them with the help that is needed, and figure out how much you can do without over extending yourself. People can also get to know your neighbors, help the children in the area you live in, and help by keeping the neighborhood safe (Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2008).
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