Information Speech Outline
Specific Purpose: I want my audience to learn about child abuse and how it is different from corporal punishment. Thesis Statement: Physical child abuse and corporal punishment are two different things. It is important to know the difference between the two because all children deserve to be safe.
I.In 2005, 3.6 million children were investigated by Child Protective Services as victims of maltreatment, 899,000 children were found to be abused or neglected, and 1,460 children died from abuse. 76.6% of those children who died were 4 years old or younger. II.These are some pictures of child abuse victims. These are some of the things that each of us should be aware of in order to protect our children, or the children in our families. III.I have done research through books, as well as online articles. I will be able to inform you what child abuse actually is, and be able to answer any questions that you might have about this topic as well. IV.Physical child abuse is an issue that deserves everyone’s attention. Everyone who has a child in their family needs to know the difference between abuse and punishment, because all children deserve to be safe.
Transition: First, I will start by informing you of the definition of physical child abuse.
I.Physical abuse is defined as acts of commission that result in physical harm, including death of a child. A.Examples of physical abuse and injuries
B.Examples of sexual abuse
C.Examples of neglect
II.The definition of corporal punishment is inflicting bodily pain on a child as a response to misbehaving and preventing a repetition of the behavior in the future. A.Examples of corporal punishment
C.North Dakota Case
III.There are signs that each of us need to be aware of in order to protect our children, and/or the children in our families A.Signs of physical abuse
B.Signs of sexual abuse
C.Signs of neglect