While under the influence of alcohol or drugs, parents also have less control over their emotions.
Infants and preschool children are most likely to suffer deliberately inflicted fractures, burns, and bruises. Although the extent of child abuse is difficult to measure, it is recognized as a major social problem, especially in industrialized nations.
It occurs in all income, racial, religious, and ethnic groups and in urban and rural communities.
Child abuse is any action or lack of which endangers or impairs a child’s physical, mental or emotional health and development.
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Studies have shown that most parents who abuse their children were once abused as a child” (Funk Wagnall’s, 2006). Fifty-five percent of all children abused are neglected (“Child Abuse,” 1994).
Eight percent of all children abused are emotionally maltreated. Any type of Child Abuse, carried out for a long period of time, may cause long-term mental damage.
There are many causes of child abuse as well as effects.
The most prominent one among the causes is mental illness, as well as psychological problems.
Child abuse is one of the saddest and most tragic problems in America today.
Many people wonder how a parent could ever abuse their child, but child abuse is becoming increasingly common in American society.