• Federal Mandates Child Abuse
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    Federal mandates can be very important to the well being of U. S. citizens. Mandate 13031 is for the protection of one of the natural rights of every U. S. citizen; life. The term 'child abuse' means the physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, or negligent treatment of a child. This mandate outlines the regulations of who is responsible for reporting possibilities of child abuse. This mandate is responsible for saving the lives of many abused children. Federal Mandate 13031 fal...
  • Child Abuse And Huck Finn
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    Child Abuse is something that children all around the world have to deal with every day. Child abuse can cause physical and mental affects on a child. It occurs very frequently and can happen for many different reasons. There is a law now stating that reporting child abuse is mandatory and you should report it immediately. There are thousands of child abuse victims every year. The abuse usually can leave permanent damage on the rest of the child's life. Child abuse is a very serious crime, and ...
  • Child Abuse Children Abusers Abuser
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    Child Abuse: No Laughing Matter Child abuse affects the lives of millions of children every year in this country. The children often suffer horrific injuries from the beatings. Some children, even tiny babies, may even die. Abuse often leads to future behavioral problems, ranging from mild to very serious. Also, an abused child is more likely to grow up to be an abuser. These are some of the reasons why child abuse is no laughing matter. In fact, it is one of the saddest and most tragic problem...
  • Child Abuse A Growing Problem
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    Persuasive Essay Child Abuse Child abuse is a growing concern in America that must be dealt with. In recent years, the problem has seemed to increase drastically. Child abuse could decrease if comminutes worked together to find a solution. The first step to eliminating child abuse is for communities to take action and report abuse when it occurs. Although a person knows that abuse is occurring, may be afraid to report it, even though it is usually the best thing for every one involved (Mufson & ...
  • Child Abuse Abused Children Effects
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    Child Abuse Parents who take out anger on their kids not only place them in a dangerous position physically, but they harm them emotionally and mentally as well. Child abuse can be described as many different things. This could include undernourishment, a mother not paying attention to a sick or hurt child, or even a guardian not sharing happiness with his or her child. Physical abuse, one of many forms of abuse, can involve hitting, spanking, and sexual abuse. Children are not only hurt in the...
  • Child Abuse Can Kill
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    Child Abuse Can Kill The effects of child abuse can be long lasting or maybe even fatal. "The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect estimates that 2. 9 million children are abused or neglected by parents or caretakers each year" ("Child Abuse" Encarta). This fact is very disturbing to the many of us that don't know child abuse was this common in the U. S. There are various types of child abuse. Physical abuse, which is deliberate acts of violence that injure or may even kill a child. Sexua...
  • Causes Of Child Abuse
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    There are many causes on the various types of child abuse. Child abuse is when violence and cruelty occur against children. Eight percent of all children abused are emotionally maltreated. Sixteen percent are sexually abused. Twenty-seven percent are physically abused. Fifty-five percent of all children abused are neglected ("Child Abuse" 116). There are many types of abuse. Parental neglect or nutritional deprivation is the most common technique of abusing a child ("Child Abuse" 116). An examp...
  • Child Abuse Maltreatment Children People
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    It's Not Your Fault You never realize how good you have or did have it until you hear other people's stories. Until you hear that people actually lock their children in basements for punishment, or even burn them, do you understand that the occasional arguments within your own family is nothing compared to the way some other children are treated. If that does not convince you then take this situation into consideration: Dave Pelzer (a child abuse survivor), between the ages of four and twelve, w...
  • Saving The Children Child Abuse
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    Saving the Children Throughout history children have been deliberately killed, abused, and neglected by rulers, society or parents. Child abuse is an injury or pattern of injuries to a child that is not accidental. According to the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, in 1995 about 2. 9 million children in the United States were reported as abused or neglected to government agencies that investigate child abuse. Child abuse can be hard to recognize sometimes because it is often under the...
  • Child Neglect Abuse Scars Physical
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    Child abuse is a very common thing in today's society, although some may no aware of this. The abuse occurs in the home where the bruises can be hidden. The emotional and physical scars are hidden behind clothes, makeup and lies. There are four different types of abuse suffered every day by children all across the world. The four different types are physical, sexual, emotional and psychological. The abuse leaves scars with children for the rest of their lives, physical scars, but the one's that...
  • Child Abuse Children Wrong Injure
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    Child Abuse In this country the problem of child abuse is very serious. Child abuse can happen to almost any child. The abuser and the child may seem normal on the outside, behind the closed doors may be another story. With help from everyone we can put a stop to child abuse. Child abuse comes in two forms. One is verbal and the other is physical. Often verbal abuse gets the self-esteem of the child down while physical abuse could seriously injure the child. Many times the child had done nothin...
  • Child Abuse Parents Children Care
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    What is child abuse? It is the physical or emotional abuse of a child by a parent, guardian, or other person. Reports of child abuse, including sexual abuse, beating, and murder, have climbed in the United States and some authorities believe that the number of cases is largely under reported. Child neglect is sometimes included in legal definitions of child abuse to cover instances of malnutrition, desertion, and inadequate care of a child's safety. When reported, child abuse cases are complicat...
  • Child Abuse Children Emotional Neglect
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    Smith 1 Child Abuse Smith 2 Child Abuse Child abuse consists of any act or failure to act that endangers a child's physical or emotional health and development. A person caring for a child is abusive if he or she fails to nurture the child, physically injures the child, or relates sexually to the child (Robins). Child abuse is broken down into four major categories: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Aside from the abuse itself, the cost of the tragic events costs the Un...
  • Family Violence Child Abuse
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    In his book Wounded Innocents, writer Richard Wexler recounts the testimony of eight-year-old Mary Ellen Wilson in the first U. S. court case concerning child abuse. The year was 1874: Mama has been in the habit of whipping and beating me almost every day. She used to whip me with a twisted whip, a raw hide. The whip always left a black and blue mark on my body. I have now the black and blue marks on my head which were made by mama, and also a cut on the left side of my forehead which was made ...
  • Child Abuse Parents Children Percent
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    Corporal Punishment Child abuse, the physical and / or emotional abuse of a child by a parent, guardian, or other person, is a major problem in homes across the United States. Child abuse, including sexual abuse, beating, and murder have increased in the U. S. and it is believed that a number of cases go unreported. Within child abuse comes' neglect, which covers starvation, and too little care for a child. Efforts have increased on the prevention of child abuse. This must be started on many di...
  • Child Abuse Crisis In America
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    Child Abuse: Crisis in America In America, child abuse is growing at epidemic proportions and has increased at the rate of 114. 3% from 1. 4 million cases in 1986 to 3 million cases in 1997 (Califano). Although society is aware of this tragic problem, little has been done to remedy the situation. In fact, American males spend more money on cosmetic improvements such as hairpieces, make-up, and surgery than is currently being spent on programs for battered and neglected children (Califano). The ...
  • Child Abuse Children Behavior Parents
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    Child Abuse "Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not. In all thy ways know thou Him, And He doth make straight thy paths." (Proverbs 3: 5, 6, YLT HB) The statistics on physical child abuse are alarming. Of the estimated hundreds of thousands of children battered each year by a parent or close relative, thousands die. For those who survive, the emotional trauma remains long after the external bruises have healed. Communities and the courts recognize that t...
  • Child Abuse Sexual Children Physical
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    Child Abuse Each day in the United States more than three children die as a result of child abuse. There are over five million cases of child abuse made to the child protection agencies each year, and it is estimates that there is three times this many incidents of abuse happening and not being reported. Child abuse doesn't nessarsarlly have to be physical. There are four main types of child abuse: neglect, physical, sexual and emotional. Neglect is defined as a type of abuse that refers to the ...
  • Child Abuse Children Violence Parents
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    As you read this, one little girl is crying out in pain, one little boy is begging not to be touched there anymore. Child abuse is one of the most commonly overlooked crimes. It is also the most commonly committed. As mentioned again and again in all of the articles I read, everyday more and more children are neglected, beaten, raped, touched, or mentally tortured. Right now, "children are praying for someone to help them when they can't help themselves." # And we close our ears and avert our e...
  • Child Abuse Children Stress Parents
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    Child abuse is one of the biggest problems facing America today. Children whose parents abuse them often turn to a life of crime, or suffer physical or mental scars. In severe cases the child may even die. In Saint Louis a boy was attacked by a pack of dogs, after he had finished playing basketball at the local court. If his mother had reported him missing he may have been found in time to rescue him, instead he bled to death under a tree. (Davis 3 A) Of course this is an extreme case of child a...