Child abuse is more than bruises or broken bones. While physical abuse is shocking due to the scars it leaves, not all child abuse is as obvious. Child abuse consists of any act of commission or omission that endangers or impairs a child’s physical or emotional health and development. There are four types of child abuse which are physical abuse, sexual Abuse, neglect and emotional abuse. I want to take you on this journey of the different types of child abuse and how the parents respond to some things dealing with abusing their children. Many people think that child abuse is just hitting on a child and leaving bruises. Not true at all, children have feelings like adults do as well as a pets. Physical abuse involves physical harm or injury to the child. It can also result from severe discipline, such as using a belt on a child, or physical punishment that is inappropriate to the child’s age or physical condition. Many physically abusive parents and caregivers insist that their actions are simply forms of discipline like for an example making the child behave how they want the child to behave. When the child has unexplained burns, bites, bruises, broken bones or maybe even black eyes are some examples of physical abuse. If the child seems frightened of their parents or even cries when it is time to go home that is another example of physical abuse. Depending on how bad the child gets beat, the child is always watchful, as though preparing for something bad to happen at all time’s. These are mainly some things that others don’t pay attention to because they think that it is normal for a child to act, Especially when playing with items that can leave bruises on them because children get into things on a regular basis. When it comes to physical abuse, Physical punishment and physical discipline are two different things. The purpose of disciplining is to teach your children from right and wrong instead of having them live in fear. Sexual abuse is another form of child abuse. Sexual abuse is sexual act between an adult and child. This includes fondling, penetration, intercourse, exploitation, pornography, exhibitionism, child prostitution, group sex, oral sex, or forced observation of sexual acts. Sex abuse does not always have to be body contact. Exposing a child to sexual situations or material is sexually abusive, whether or not touching is involved. Sexual abuse is something scary that children go through by themselves. When a child is sexually abused it is usually by someone the child trust, someone the child is used to and close family relatives. Females are not always the target in sexual abuse, Males go through sexual abuse as well. Researchers say that sexual abuse of boys may be underreported due to shame and stigma. A pattern of failing to provide for a child's basic needs, whether it be adequate food, clothing, hygiene, or supervision is called child neglect. Child neglect is a common type of child abuse a parent might become physically or mentally unable to care for a child, such as with a serious injury, untreated depression, or anxiety. Older children that are going through neglect might not show any signs of neglect. Becoming used to presenting a competent face to the outside world, and even taking on the role of the parent. But at the end of the day, neglected children are not getting their physical and emotional needs met. That’s where emotional neglect comes in, Emotional neglect of a child is defined as a pattern of behavior by parents or caregivers that can seriously interfere with a child’s cognitive, emotional, psychological or social development. There are many types of emotional abuse that parents or caregivers do to their children. Ignoring them is one where the parents either physically or psychologically, is not present to respond to the child. He or she may not look at the child and may not call the child by name. Isolating is another one that we see today which basically...
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