Intro & attention grabber- Story about baby Forrest.
Relevance- How dangerous things can get if this behavior (child abuse) goes unnoticed Thesis. Creating awareness of the various types of child abuse and its effects on society. I. Child abuse has many levels, physical, sexual, emotional and neglect. II. Consider the possibilities of physical child abuse when you noticed abnormal behavior. A. Identify any bruises or other marks as well as broken bones or black eyes. B. Children might seem frightened of the parents and protests when its time to leave school or go home. C. Verbal response that injury by a parent or another adult has taken place. D. Vital statistics 5 children die every day because of physical child abuse. That is 1825 children a year. ( Dosomething.org- 11 facts about child abuse- March 14 2014)
III. Sexual abuse is a very touchy subject (no pun intended) being considerate of personal feelings is very important. A. Sudden changes in behavior or acts uncomfortable when around certain people. B. Gender is a major factor is sexual abuse. Females are 5 times more likely to be abuse over males. (Cahouston.org- sexual abuse facts 2000) C. The primary reason that the public is not sufficiently aware of child sexual abuse as a problem is that 73% of child victims do not tell anyone about the abuse for at least a year. (Smith et al. 2000 Broman-Fulks et al. 2007)
IV. Abuse doesn’t always have to be physical it can be emotional maltreatment. A. Shows extremes in behavior, such as overly compliant or demanding behavior, extreme passive or aggression emotions. B. Behaviors when the parents or caregiver constantly blames, belittles or berates the child. C. Emotional abuse tends to lead children to suicidal thoughts. V. Child abuse and neglect is a serious problem nationally, statewide and in our own community. A. San Diego’s child abuse incident rate is higher than the state average B. As a nation over 2.9 million case of...
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