What is Child Abuse?● Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child.● There are four major categories of child abuse : neglect, physical abuse , emotional abuse and child sexual abuse.
Physical Abuse● Physical abuse is the deliberate application of force to any part of a childs body which may result in a non accidental injury.
Sexual Abuse● Sexual abuse is when an adult or youth uses a child for sexual purpose.
NeglectNeglect occurs when a childs parents or caregivers do notprovide the requiste attention to the childs emotional ,psychological or physical development.
Emotional Abuse● Emotional Abuse involves acts by parents or caregivers that cause or could cause serious behavioural , cognitive, emotional or mental disorders.
Punishments● Charges can range from, Sexual assault, failure to provide, sexual interference and Assault.● Any case that involves a child under the age of 18 will immediately be directed to the (C)hildren, (A)id, (S)ociety.● At that point CAS will have the option to remove the child, and the police can charge the clients involved or can even present jail time regarding the issue.
General Statistics ● A report of child abuse is made every 1o seconds. ● More than 5 children die everyday as a result of child abuse. ● Approximately 80% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4. ● About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children. ● 14% of all men in prison in the United States were abused as children. ● 36% of all women in prison were abused as children.