help desk Essay

Submitted By sarahmcaxoh
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Pages: 3

Child abuse is a physical, psychological, and emotional mistreatment or neglect. “Abuse” varies from name calling, to punching, beating, kicking, biting, shaking, throwing, stabbing, choking, hitting or in other words purposely trying to hurt a child when furious. Whether or not the parent or guardian is intending to harm their child, it is still considered a crime. Neglect is a parent disregarding their child of any basic needs in order to survive and live a healthy life. There is a law that allows “reasonable discipline” which is anything that does not impair the child’s way of developing. Child abuse tends to begin at home, or from any caregiver that is to take care of the child and keep them safe and out of harms way.
Emotional mistreatment usually intends to harm the child of their normal well being, and stops them from growing up in a healthy way. Most abused children grow up believing their importance is belittled, and begin criticizing themselves for the little things they do. It is important to discuss why child abuse has such an impact, because the future is within the children being raised. If children are being mistreated, or are left to learn for themselves, the future will be in the hands of a child who never grew up. Cohn Donnelly)
Child abuse is a main priority because it will stop any suffering of a child. Stopping abuse will also show a decrease in violence within communities, which is also extremely important for law enforcements. It will show change, creating a happier, healthier, and safer environment to live in. If a child does not receive the treatment needed after being abused or neglected, they are most likely going to live an angry life, and never learn to love, or treat others with respect, which will create a violent, unsafe environment. Getting treatment is extremely important because unloved children grow up and are more likely to end up in jail, not graduating, and not having the successful motivated future they could. (Reid, J. Harrell)
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