Awareness of Child Abuse


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Save the Children NGO works against the Child abuse that means physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children.

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Awareness of Child Abuse

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  2. 2. Child abuse is any act of commission or omission that endangers or impairs a child’s physical or emotional help and development. Any damage done to a child, it is often because of an injury or series of injuries affecting the mind. There are four types of child abuse:  Physical,  Sexual,  Emotional,  and Neglect.
  3. 3.  Approximately 5 children die every day because of child abuse.  1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18.  90 percent of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way.  Most children become victims of abuse and neglect at 18 months or younger.  In 2010, 1,537 children died of abuse or neglect.  Boys and girls become victims at nearly the same rate.
  4. 4.  3.6 million cases of child abuse are reported every year in the U.S.  Abused and neglected children are 11 times more likely to engage in criminal behavior as an adult.  About 80 percent of 21-year-olds who were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.  14 percent of all men and 36 percent of all women in prison were abused as children.  Abused children are less likely to practice safe sex, putting them at greater risk for STDs. They’re also 25 percent more likely to experience teen pregnancy. Facts About Child Abuse
  5. 5.  Myth: Child abuse is rare.  Fact: Between a quarter and a third of children will experience assault before the age of 18.  Myth: It is only abuse if it is violent.  Fact: Child abuse also includes emotional abuse which can have an impact on the child’s mental health.  Myth: Children grow out of bad experiences in childhood.  Fact: Adults are deeply affected by abuse and neglect in childhood. It isn’t possible for the to just get over it. Sometimes they even need support.
  6. 6. There are 4 types of child abuse:  Physical Abuse- Any injury that is not an accident towards a child. Also a physical injury that harms a child. Some examples of physical abuse are hitting, kicking, slapping, shaking, burning, pinching, hair pulling, biting, choking, throwing, shoving, and whipping.
  7. 7. Sexual Abuse- It includes sexual intercourse involving a child. The sexual molestation of a child. It can involve sexually touching a child and non-touching as well. Any act that doesn’t involve touching can still be harmful to the child’s well- being. Sexual abuse robs children of their childhood and serious emotional problems. Many cases go unreported. Types of Child Abuse
  8. 8.  Emotional abuse- Includes constant shaming and humiliating a child, calling him names. Telling him or her that he in no good, worthless, or a mistake, frequent yelling or bullying. In all, it can severely damage a child’s mental health. Types of Child Abuse
  9. 9.  Neglect Abuse- Failing to provide for a child’s basic needs. That can include giving them proper food, hygiene or supervision. Types of Child Abuse
  10. 10.  Child abuse has both short and long term effects. Some short term effects include; burns, cuts, bruises, bite marks, anti-social behavior, problems in school, and fear of adults.  Some long term effects also include low-self esteem, depression, relationship difficulties, trust issues, anxiety, eating disorders, and attempts of suicide.  They may also have behavioral effects like engaging in criminal acts, teen pregnancy, low academic achievements, drug use, and mental health problems.
  11. 11.  When you think a child is being abused you have to talk to them with calmness and reassurance, and unconditional support. Always remember that talking to the child about the abuse to them may be a scary for them.  Avoid Denial and salvage  Do not interrogate the child  Make sure that the child knows that they did nothing wrong.  Their safety always comes first  If you are being abused, please tell a safe person  Make them feel comfortable talking to you or any adult they want to
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