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  • Child Abuse: A Generational Plague
    Child Abuse in America
    Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States
    involving more than 6 million children. Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education. The United States has among the worst records among industrialized nations –
    - SEVEN children DIE every day as a result of child abuse and neglect.
    - A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds
    - Between 50-60% of maltreatment fatalities are not recorded as such.
    - Approximately 80% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4.
    - 95% of juvenile sexual abuse victims, know their perpetrator.

    The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States
    for 2008 is $124 billion. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR BILLION DOLLARS!!!
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Presentation Child Abuse

  1. 2. By Cassie Rodgers & Deidre Tucker CHILD ABUSE
  2. 3. <ul><li>Ask yourself… </li></ul><ul><li>Who would ever want to hurt a child? </li></ul><ul><li>“ No one,” you say. </li></ul>
  3. 4. But think again.....
  4. 5. Have you ever lost control? Did it end in abuse?
  5. 6. Millions of children are abused and neglected every single day in the world .
  6. 7. <ul><li>Everyday, about four children die in the United States from child abuse. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Each year in the state of Georgia, there are approximately 31,000 confirmed cases of abuse. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Of all abuse cases, 90% occur at home. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>83% of abuse is committed by a child’s biological parents. </li></ul>
  10. 12. Physical Emotional Sexual Neglect There are four types of abuse...
  11. 13. <ul><li>Abuse that expresses to children that they are worthless, flawed, unloved, unwanted, or only of value when meeting another’s needs. </li></ul>Emotional Abuse
  12. 14. <ul><li> * Apathy * Depression * Hostility or stress * Lack of concentration * Eating disorders </li></ul>Characteristics of Emotionally Abused Children
  13. 15. Physical Abuse <ul><li>Physical contact that causes feelings of intimidation, pain, injury, other physical suffering, or bodily harm. </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>* Unexplained burns, cuts, bruises * Bite marks * Anti-social behavior * Problems in school * Fear of adults </li></ul>Characteristics of Physically Abused Children
  15. 17. <ul><li>An unexplained drop in a child’s attendance at school may be due to injuries from their abuse, or they may be intentionally </li></ul><ul><li>held out of school to cover up visible signs of the abuse. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Sexual Abuse <ul><li>Forcing a child to engage in or witness sexual activities. </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>* Inappropriate interest or knowledge of sexual acts *Nightmares and bed wetting *Drastic changes in appetite </li></ul><ul><li>*Over-compliance or excessive aggression *Fear of a particular person or family member </li></ul>Characteristics of Sexually Abused Children
  18. 20. <ul><li>If a child is a victim of physical or sexual abuse, he or she may show reluctance to leave school or go anywhere they may fear coming in contact with the abuser. </li></ul>
  19. 21. Physical Neglect <ul><li>Failure to provide sufficient food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, guidance, and supervision for a child. </li></ul>
  20. 22. Emotional Neglect <ul><li>Failure to provide a child with love and affection. </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>* Unsuitable clothing for weather </li></ul><ul><li>* Dirty or unbathed * Extreme hunger * Apparent lack of supervision </li></ul>Characteristics of Neglected Children:
  22. 24. <ul><li>A child who has unexplained weight loss or is unusually sluggish or fatigued may not be getting enough to eat. </li></ul>
  23. 26. poor performance in school emotional problems further abuse behavioral problems Common Problems for Abused Children
  24. 27. 3/4 of abused children will end up in jail
  25. 28. Act on your suspicions. If you are concerned that a child is being abused or neglected, trust your instincts. Report your suspicions immediately!
  26. 29. <ul><li>Abuse can lead to many changes in a child’s behavior, ranging from becoming isolated and withdrawn to becoming overly aggressive. </li></ul>
  27. 31. <ul><li>* Child Abuse National Hotline: </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-4-A-CHILD </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Abuse Hotline </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-CHILDREN </li></ul><ul><li>National Youth Crisis Hotline: </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-HIT-HOME </li></ul><ul><li>Or call your local police department. </li></ul><ul><li>If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call and report it to one of these hotlines. You do not need proof. Suspected abuse is enough of a reason to make a report. You could save the life of a child with a simple phone call. </li></ul>FCCLA takes a stand against child abuse in our community

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