Child Abuse

Topics: Child abuse, Abuse, Psychological abuse Pages: 2 (543 words) Published: June 21, 2013
Wilson Jamikhan
ENGL 2303
18 June 2013
Child Abuse
Introduction
I. The National Child Abuse Statistics stated that every six hours a child dies in the United States due to abuse or neglect. Child abuse is one of our nation's most serious public health problems. II. No, I was not abused nor have I witnessed abuse, but scientific studies show a link between child abuse and neglect of children and a wide range of medical, emotional, and behavioral disorders such as depression, alcohol abuse, drug addiction and juvenile delinquency. III. My purpose will be to inform my audience of the ongoing issue of child abuse; by discussing several area’s A. There are many different forms of abusers.

B. People who are child abusers can be closely related.
C. Child abuse victims are more likely to exhibit anti-social behaviors. (Transition: There are different types of abuse we can’t always see on the external person, but that does not make the abuse any less cruel or brutal.) Body

I. According to mass.gov, there are different types of abuse that can lead to serious damage during a victim’s life. A. One type of abuse is physical abuse, which may create cuts, bruising or swelling. B. Another is neglect/mental abuse, which is the failure, by a parent/guardian or caretaker, either deliberately or through negligence or inability, to take actions necessary to provide a child with minimally adequate food, clothing or other essential care. C. The third type of abuse is sexual abuse, which is the sexual victimization of a child by an adult; including vaginal or oral penetration (rape) D. The last type of abuse is emotional abuse, which is defined as words or behavior on the part of a parent/guardian. (Transition: No matter what the form of abuse, there is always an abuser. Who are they?) II. Child abuse has occurred both inside and outside the home. According to a presentation published by Alyssa Meyers, it can even be a family member...

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