Child Abuse Ingrid M. Pérez Fantauzzi EdrasRodríguez Rivera Ishairis Vargas García Ashley Delestre Vázquez Giselle Caban Rosa
Child Abuse Child abuse is one of the forms of intrafamiliar violence. The concept refers to children that suffer occasionally or habitually from acts of physical, sexual or emotional violence. It also includes conducts like, to deprive them of affection. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://consultoriopuertovaras.freeservers.com/maltrato.htm
Types of Child Abuse Physical Is to aggress directly a child. This abuse involves punching, burning, kicking, biting and others. Emotional Is a pattern of behavior that impairs a child’s emotional development. This may include criticism, threats or rejection, inadequate physical or mental care.
Neglect Is defined as the absence of a parent to meet the basic needs of a child with food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education. Verbal When the parents use strong language that is not appropriate for the child. Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect. (n.d.). Child Welfare Information Gateway. Retrieved from http://www.childwelfare.gov/syste
Characteristics of abuse Significant changes in attitudes Hostility Agresivity Fear of physical contact with adults Fear of being alone Not wanting to go to the bathroom School absences Imitation of the sexual act with mime and actions . (n.d.). Retrieved from http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/486/497735/observationFiles/0T18.PDF
How can it be prevented? It is necessary to stop considering physical punishment to be something legitimate. It is necessary to change values, attitudes and beliefs. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://consultoriopuertovaras.freeservers.com/maltrato.htm
Child Abuse in Puerto Rico In Puerto Rico according to the Department of Family they receive more than 500 calls about child abuse daily. This is being compared to the state of Florida which have a 18.5 million population, that number is four times higher than the population of Puerto Rico which is 4 million.
Even with the huge population difference the statistic of child abuse are very similar. These facts about this statistic were revealed by the spokesman of the Department of the family Brenda Liz Gonzalez during on audience with the senate. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.redroom.com/blog/rcolon/5000-child-abuse-calls-clog-system-puerto-rico