Persuasive Speech

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Speech Goal: To inform the audience about physical child abuse.

Introduction:

I. I want everyone to take a moment to think back to your own childhood. Think about the things you wanted and the things you had. For some of us, our childhood was the best, but for others it probably could’ve gone better.

II. Unfortunately for many children a day in life is something unwanted.

III. Every child deserves to have a happy and experience a perfect childhood. Most children wish for a trip to Disney or anywhere to visit. But in some cases a child could only wish for the love of a parent or a guardian.

Thesis Statement: Child abuse is very mournful subject, but it’s something that needs attention and to be known, and it also needs a solution.

Let’s begin with the meaning of child abuse…

Body:

I. What is child abuse? Child physical abuse and neglect occurs when a child’s physical health or welfare is harmed or threatened by the acts or omissions of his or her parents or caregivers. Harm refers to inflict of physical pain, resulting in injury, disfigurement or impairment of any bodily organ or death. A. According to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, the number of children who were reported to be abused is 3.6 million and about 6 million children were reported to local child protective services agencies across the country. 1. Children who are most likely to suffer abuse and neglect are around the ages of 18 months or younger. The number of children who died because of child abuse in the year 2012 is 287,000. 2. 80 percent of children who died because of abuse were younger than four and approximately 50 percent were younger than one year in range. The rate between boys and girl is nearly the same. B. Herbert Ward, a famous English soccer player, once said, “Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.” Not only does child abuse physically and emotionally hurt during those young years of their life, but...
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