Child abuse has been the most intriguing issue in most of the third world countries. The primary individual who receives more trauma, humiliation and stigma is the child. Abuse is not a good way to support the growth and development of the children. It is not also supported by the people namely social workers because of the negative effects that it may bring to the children which might reflect in their future self. Moreover, there are programs and organization that promotes the activities against the child abuse.
Background and Problem Statement
Child abuse is not only defined as the physical mistreatment or sexual aggressiveness, but also involved the child’s feeling of being neglected, emotional deprivation, and other forms of mistreatment which may appear unusual to the norms in the society. All of the actions that are defined against to the rights of children are common manifestations of abuse. However, all of the actions of the guardian over their children are not freely admitted as an evidence of abuse because of the idea of being a responsible parent. This same idea is intertwined in the implications of abuse and misinterpreted on what is the true face of abuse.
Based on the background case, the child abuse comes in different angles and the true meaning of child abuse that mistakenly took by most of the parents or guardians and even teachers. Therefore there are two interrelated questions that were identified.
What is the impact of child abuse for the children?
What are the policies implemented to protect the children?
Research Aim and Objectives
The main aim of the study is to identify the child abuse based on the views of the experts, parents, and even on children. In order to achieve this very same aim, there are three objectives that should be satisfied.
1. To identify the characteristics of child abuse.