Thesis Statement: They are many different signs of a child being abused. The most common ones are physically, sexually, emotionally. Children have different ways of coping with abuse and the signs often depend on each child’s characteristics and environment. As a parent, you have the responsibility to keep your child safe. One way to do that is by observing the behaviors and interactions of your child at home and with their friends.
Intro: Many have been victims of abuse themselves, and don’t know any other way to parent. Others may be struggling with mental health issues or a substance abuse problem. There are many signs of of a child being physically, sexually, and emotionally abused. I. Topic sentence for main point #1: Physical Abuse 1. Detail or example from note cards (with source)
“Children who has been physically abused often has unexplained bruises or injuries” (Child Help Speak Up Be Safe Prevention Education Curriculum). 2. Detail or example from your note card (with source)
“ Children often wears inappropriate clothing to cover up injuries, such as long-sleeve shirts on hot days”
3. “Children who has been physically abused often has fading bruises or other marks noticeable after an absence from school”
II. Topic sentence for main for main point #2: Sexually Abuse
1. Detail or example from note cards (with source)
“ Children who has been sexually abused often has difficulty walking or sitting, and pain in the genital areas” (huntsville-isd.org). 2. Detail or example from note card (with source) “ Some children becomes pregnant or contracts a venereal disease being sexually abused at an early age” 3. “Children who has been sexually abused often makes strong efforts to avoid a specific person, without an obvious reason”