“Most abused and neglected children never come to the attention of government authorities” (Hopper 2003). Many children that are sexually abused never face their abusers in court. The abuse whether it is physical, emotional, verbal, or neglect is never reported. The need to continue to study child abuse is important in stopping the pattern of child abuse. Recognizing child abuse whether you are a professional, teacher, counselor, grandparents or a child is important in stopping at least one child abuser. This article is an annotated bibliography that gives information to help each of these.
“Child Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources” written by Jim Hopper, Ph.D. can be found online at: http://www.jimhopper.com/abstats/. Hopper has conducted survey research and long-term research on child abuse. He addresses the problem that children have in telling that they have been abused. He discusses how statistics can never be complete because there are so many children and adults that never recognize that they are being abused or have been abused in the past. This article offers a great source of information for parents, teachers, counselors, grandparents, and children. It gives information that helps to define child abuse and it shows why the statistics are actually higher.
“Factors in the Cycle of Violence: Gender Rigidity and Emotional Constriction – Abstract and Excerpt by Jim Hopper, Ph.D. can be found Online at: http://www.jimhopper.com/cycle/.
This article shows the rates of child abuse and perpetration of violence can be related. “Several sources of evidence indicate that male gender socialization, like childhood abuse, is implicated in the genesis of interpersonal violence” (Excerpt). The problem is that many adults do not recognize their abuse is related to child abuse, sexual abuse, or domestic violence. This article is beneficial for parents, teachers, counselors, grandparents, and children. This is an... [continues]
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