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Presentation Child Abuse

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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