Theresa -emotional abuse group project

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Theresa -emotional abuse group project

  1. 1. Group Member Names: Theresa Huang,ShuYi Cen, Yan Wen Shi, Shirley Feng,Yuanqi Yu, YunQing Chen, SunitaThapa
  2. 2. Myths & FactsMyths: Child molesters look sleazy, unusual orcreepyFacts: Child abusers look like anyone else, infact they often present an appearance ofrespectability, hold jobs, function well in thecommunity and have the respect of their peers.The emotional illness affecting an abuser israrely obvious.
  3. 3. Myths & Facts, continue….Myth - Only bad people abuse their childrenFact - While its easy to say that only "bad people" abusetheir children, its not always so black and white. Not allabusers are intentionally harming their children. Many havebeen victims of abuse themselves, and don’t knowany other way to parent. Others may be struggling withmental health issues or a substance abuse problem
  4. 4. The Prevalence of the Abuse: Local--in Ontario 40.8% of adolescent respondents had experienced emotional abuse. 36% had experienced emotional abuse while growing up  43% had experienced some form of abuse as children or teenagers 39% verbal/emotional abuse in a relationship within the last five years.
  5. 5. The prevalence of the AbuseGloballyAustralian emotional abuse 1995-1996 31%per 10,000 children in Pennsylvania 0.37- 113.027% in USA, 1993 if no reported, no counted
  6. 6. Sign and Symptoms ofEmotional Abuse-Indicators• Low self-esteem• Poor self-image• Poor social and emotional skills• Low persistence• Academic delays
  7. 7. Sign and Symptoms of Emotional Abuse Observable Behaviors: Rocking, sucking on clothes, hands, hair, biting self or others Crying Avoids eye contact Overly aggressive or cruel to others Suffers from sleep, speech disorders Negative statements about self Physical, mental and emotional developmental delays Self-destructive behavior Bed-wetting
  8. 8. Impact:Serious emotional and psychological disordersScares to be left aloneLow self-esteemPoor social skillsAcademic delayContribute to dangerous behaviour
  9. 9. The Causal Factors: Abuser’s childhood Substance abuse Untreated mental illness Stress
  10. 10. Prevention Strategies:Know the signs--a pattern of behaviorLaws that protect children from abuseTell children they have no fault. Don’t be afraid!
  11. 11. Agencies :• Children’s Aid Society of Toronto• Toronto Child Abuse Centre• Jewish Family & Child• The Redwood• Boost
  12. 12. Reference:http://www.boostforkids.org/Programs/ChildYouthAdvocacyCentre.aspxhttp://www.buzzle.com/articles/emotional-abuse-signs-and-symptoms.htmlhttp://www.teach-through-love.com/emotional-abuse-signs.htmlhttp://voices.yahoo.com/emotional-abuse-children-warning-signs-how-1314029.html?cat=5http://www.ehow.com/info_8121075_effects-emotional-abuse-children.html http://www.livestrong.com/article/273802-what-are-the-causes-of-emotional-child-abuse/http://www.theredwood.com/indexc.php?id=1&content=We+Can+Help+Youhttp://www.torontocas.ca/http://www.preventchildabuse.ca/LinkClick.aspx?link=resources%2Fmyths+and+facts+about+child+abuse.pdf&tabid=74&mid=621http://www.haltnow.ca/abuse/child-abuse/188-myths-and-facts-about-child-abuse-and-neglect.htmlhttp://www.toronto.com/others/toronto-child-abuse-centre/
  13. 13. http://safety.more4kids.info/202/signs-of-emotional-child-abuse/http://www.jfandcs.com/client/jfcs/jfcs_2011_lp4w_lnd_webstation.nsf/index.html!readformhttp://www.eurowrc.org/05.education/education_en/25.edu_en.htmhttp://www.studentpulse.com/articles/642/the-invisible-bruise-complexities-of-protecting-children-from-emotional-abuse-and-psychological-maltreatment

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