Child abuse AidilotsivetteVazquez DimaryCubero Juan Rosado Anneliz Molina
What is Child Abuse? Child Abuse is something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child or puts a child at risk of harm. Types of Child abuse are physical, sexual or emotional. Neglect is also a form of abuse.
Several Types of Child Abuse: 1-child neglect: Is the most frequently reported form of child abuse (63% of all cases) and the most lethal. Is a pattern of failing to provide for a child’s basic needs, whether it be adequate food, clothing, hygiene, or supervision. Some warning signs of neglect in children: A- Clothes are filthy, or inappropriate for the weather . B- hygiene is consistently bad (unbathed, un washed hair, noticeable body odor.) C-physical injuries and is frequently late or missing school.
Several types of child abuse: 2-Physical Child Abuse: is the second most frequently reported form of child abuse (16% of all cases). Involves Physical harm or injury to the child . It can also result from severe discipline, such as using a belt on a child, or physical punishment. The result can be: punching, beating, kicking, biting, shaking the child etc..
Warning signs of Physical Abuse Frequent injuries or unexplained bruises, cuts. Injuries appear to have marks from a hand or belt . Wears inappropriate clothing to cover up injuries, such as long-sleeved shirts on hot days.
Several Types of Child Abuse: 3- Sexual Abuse :is the (10% of all cases). It’s important to recognize that sexual abuse doesn’t always involve body contact. Exposing a child to sexual situations or material is sexually abusive. Sexual abuse usually occurs at the hands of someone the child knows and should be able to trust most often close relatives. Boys and girls both suffer from sexual abuse.
Warning signs of Sexual Abuse: Trouble walking or sitting. Displays knowledge or interest in sexual acts inappropriate to his age, or even seductive behavior. Makes strong efforts to avoid a specific person, without an obvious reason.
Several Types Of Child Abuse: 4-Emotial Abuse: is the (7% of all cases since 2005). Emotional Abuse can severely damage a child’s mental health or social development, leaving lifelong psychological scars.
Warning signs of emotional abuse: Constant belittling, shaming, and humiliating a child. Calling names and ,asking negative comparisons to others. Ignoring or rejecting a child as punishment, giving him or her the silent treatment.