1000+ documents containing “child abuse”.
Mental abuse is "when one person uses another person's insecurities, phobias and fear to force another to do as they wish," such as "withholding various items, feelings, affection, or personal and physical needs such as food, sleep, water, comfort, warmth and even elimination" as a way to get the victim to do the abuser's bidding (Four pp). Children of mental abuse are suffer from depression, emotional withdrawal, low self-esteem, sleep disorders, or suicide, and may develop self-mutilating behaviors or become socially isolated (Four pp).
Again, therapy with a licensed psychotherapist and psychologist is necessary for children of mental abuse (Four pp).
Physical abuse is the most obvious and most easily diagnosable type of child abuse, and is defined as "one or more episodes of aggressive behavior usually resulting in physical injury with possible damage to internal organs, sense organs, the central nervous system or the muscle or bones of another person" (Four….
Works Cited child abuse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition; 2/24/2005; pp.
Child Abuse and Neglect. Medical Library; pp. http://www.medem.com/MedLB/article_detaillb.cfm?article_ID=ZZZ3S3DRUDC&sub_cat=355
Thompson, Ericka P. "Child sex abuse still under-reported."
Indianapolis Recorder; 11/12/2004; pp.
Hilton, Lisette. "Skin signs of child abuse: Demographic and ethnic traditions aside, doctors must examine at wounds and draw conclusions."
"Although it is extremely important when interviewing children about alleged abuse to determine whether the abuse was single or repeated… we have little information about how children judge the frequency of events… [and] overall children were very accurate at judging the frequency of a single event, but much less so for repeated events." (Sharman, et al., 2011).
Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) reports that in the year 2010 there were approximately 3.3 million referrals of "suspected abuse pertaining to six million children" in the United States (Samuels, 2011). The HHS data reflects that many children are being abused through neglect, through physical abuse (including sexual abuse), or through medical or educational neglect, and other forms of abuse. This paper delves into the problems associated with child abuse, the actions that professionals should take, the way to tell abuse has been done, and the overall impact on society when….
Boyce, Cheryl Anne. (2008). Reauthorization of the Child Abuse Protection and Treatment
Act (CAPTA). Child Abuse and Neglect Program. U.S. Department of Health & Human
Services. Retrieved March 7, 2012, from http://www.hhs.gov .
Cheung, Monit, Boutte-Queen, Needha McNeil. (2010). Assessing the Relative Importance of the Child Sexual Abuse Interview Protocol Items to Assist child Victims in Abuse
Child Abuse in Literature
Child maltreatment entails all types of neglect and abuse of a child below eighteen years by caregivers, parents or any other person (Crosson-Tower, 2006). Child abuse encompasses all forms of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or child exploitation that causes potential or actual harm to a child's well-being, dignity and development (Smith & Fong, 2004). According to Scannapieco & Connell-Carrick (2005), child maltreatment is a stern problem capable of causing harmful effects on a child victim. Scannapieco & Connell-Carrick (2005) confirmed that many children experience severe beatings, sexual abuse, neglect and even killed by a parent or other people taking guardianship of children. In the modern world, the media highlight numerous stories of children suffering severely in the hands of their caregivers and parents (Howe, 2005). Evidently, parents place their children in closets without giving them food; others drown in the bathtubs, beaten while….
Beckett, C. (2007). Child Protection. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Berrick, J.D. (2008). Take Me Home: Protecting America's Vulnerable Children and Families. New York: Oxford University Press.
Boyd-Franklin, N. (2009). Black Families in Therapy. New York: Guilford.
Crosson-Tower, C. (2006). A Clergy Guide to Child Abuse and Neglect. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press.
Child abuse can be referred to as a physical, sexual or an emotional state of harm that is inflicted upon the child. There are various types and forms that can be undertaken by the abuser which may involve hitting, shaking, beating, burning or even biting the child in the physical form, Sexual forms of child abuse may involve incest, molestation, touching and exposing the child to sexual acts that may not be appropriate for them and they may not want to be involved in. The emotional states of such harm include scolding, tormenting, abusing, humiliating and insulting them. Some people also argue that neglecting the child's needs will also be categorized under abuse in some cases, for instance not giving them water and food, depriving them of shelter, clothing and other such necessities of life which also inflict harm upon the child in one way or the other. This phenomenon….
Child and Elder Abuse
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) publishes a website called healthychildren.org. -- and the section called "hat do I need to know about child abuse?" provides excellent information on the particulars of child abuse. The Healthy Children site points out that child abuse "…is common," and hence, with all the reports on television and in the newspapers about children being mistreated, it should cause parents, guardians, teachers and others to wonder if their child is truly safe. The advice given to teachers and parents is not to become "…overprotective" and not to make the child frightened of the unknown. But rather, to recognize the "actual risks" that are out there. And for those who interact with the child (like teachers, friends and parents of friends) it is important to become familiar with "signs of abuse" so that if indeed a child is suffering from abuse, something….
Healthy Children. (2013). What do I need to know about child abuse? Retrieved October 17,
2013, from http://www.healthychildren.org .
Medline Plus. (2011). Elder Abuse. Retrieved October 17, 2013, from http://www.nim.nih.gov.
National Center on Elder Abuse. (2011). 15 Questions & Answers About Elder Abuse. Retrieved October 17, 2013, from http://www.elderabusecenter.org .
First, briefly define the esiliency Model. Then, using this video as your case study: What concepts from the esiliency Model can you identify that were illustrated in their stories? Describe and explain. Considerations include: Did you hear any recurring themes mentioned by more than one of these young adults? What did they describe as being most valuable to them during their foster care experiences? Consider some of their recommendations: what treatment model(s) do their suggestions fall into?
This video can be accessed at: http://www.kidscount.org/kidscount/video/voices.html
In the late twentieth century, research conducted with the aim of identifying the factors that render young individuals at risk of developing various issues like mental illnesses and drug abuse generated interest in the field of resilience (Trotter, 2002). Studies revealed that individuals exposed to various risk factors eventually developed into healthy and productive society members (Masten & Powell, 2003). The studies later focused on the….
Allen, S.F., & Tracy, E.M. (2008). Developing student knowledge and skills for home-based social work practice. Journal of Social Work Education, 44 (1), 125-143.
Chance, T., & Scannapieco, M. (2002). Ecological Correlates of Child Maltreatment: Similarities
and Differences Between Child Fatality and Nonfatality Cases. Child and Adolescent
Social Work Journal. 19(2).
This research investigates the connection amongst childhood abuse as well as neglect and sexual risk conduct in middle adult years and whether psychosocial aspects (risky romances, affective signs and symptoms, alcohol and drug use, along with delinquent as well as illegal conduct) mediate this connection (Wilson and Widom, 2011). I was attracted to this article because it offered definitive proof about how child abuse and neglect can cause HIV risk as well as negative sexual behavior later in life.
Many studies have connected childhood maltreatment with high-risk sexual conduct in the future (e.g., Bensley, Van Eenwyk, & Simmons, 2000; Berenson, Wiemann, & McCombs, 2001). Nevertheless, the vast majority of research has focused solely on sexual maltreatment (Senn, Carey, & Vanable, 2008), and quite a few have depended on retrospective reviews of childhood maltreatment. As a possible exception, results from the prospective cohort structure study stated that of those that have….
Bensley, L.S., Van Eenwyk, J., & Simmons, K.W. (2000). Self-reported childhood sexual and physical abuse and adult HIV-risk behaviors and heavy drinking. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 18, 151 -- 158.
Berenson, A.B., Wiemann, C.M., & McCombs, S. (2001). Exposure to violence and associated health-risk behaviors among adolescent girls. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 155, 1238 -- 1242.
Briere, J. (1996). A self-trauma model for treating adult survivors of severechild abuse. In J. Briere, L. Berliner, J.A. Bulkley, C. Jenny, & T. Reid (Eds.), The APSAC handbook on child maltreatment (pp. 175 -- 203). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Dube, S.R., Felitti, V.J., Dong, M., Giles, W.H., & Anda, R.F. (2003). The impact of adverse childhood experiences on health problems: Evidence from four birth cohorts dating back to 1900. Preventive Medicine, 37, 268 -- 277.
Child Abuse and Neglect Analysis
The placement agency that I am personally affiliated with is Operation Safehouse which is a transitional living facility for at risk homeless youth ages eighteen to twenty one. There are two primary locations. One is in Riverside, CA and the other is in Thousand Palms, CA (SafeHouse, N.d.). Both locations offer services that include offer education, employment, case management, therapy, and life skills for our clients that have entered into our program. It is extremely likely that a high percentage of the individuals who enter into the program have encountered abuse or neglect at some point in their development or recent past. I would personally estimate that roughly one-half to three-fourths of clients meet the criteria for abuse and neglect. Most of these individuals come from environments that are too toxic for them to stay so they seek help from outside resources. For many of these….
Child abuse maltreatment limited an age occur infant, toddler, preschool, school-age years. Choose age groups (infant, toddler, preschool, school age) discuss types abuse age. Discuss warning signs physical emotional assessment findings nurse child abuse.
eporting suspected child abuse: The nurses' dilemma
Accusing a parent or other relative of child abuse is a serious allegation, and nurses are understandably often reluctant to take such a step. Common signs of child abuse in school-age children include (but are not limited to): "bruises, fractures or burns that are not adequately explained" (such as cigarette burns); sexually explicit comments by the child that are not age-appropriate; unexplained genital or rectal injuries; sexually-transmitted diseases; abnormal behavior or behavioral changes; reported nightmares; simulation of sexual acts by him or herself or with peers; psychosomatic headaches and stomachaches; withdrawal from peers; depression; low self-esteem; "indiscriminate affection toward all adults;" signs of neglect; inadequately dress; being unclean; "poor school attendance;"….
Albrandt, B. (2002). Turning in the client: Mandatory child abuse reporting requirements and the criminal defense of battered women. Texas Law Review, 81(2), 655-678.
Klass, Perry. (1989). Child abuse: The interrogation warning signs. New York Times.
Medora, N.P., Wilson, S., & Larson, J.H. (2001). Attitudes toward parenting strategies, potential for child abuse, and parental satisfaction of ethnically diverse low-income U.S.
mothers. The Journal of Social Psychology, 141(3), 335-48.
What is child abuse
Every explanation of child abuse and abandonment takes for granted a description of the child. The Convention on the ights of the Child stipulates that a child is "any human who has not attained the age of 18 years except if the law pertaining to child majority is reached at an earlier age." (Child abuse & neglect) Child abuse and abandonment, at times also ascribed to as child ill treatment has been explained in the World eport on Violence and Health as: Every type of bodily and/or psychological mistreatment, sexual mistreatment, abandonment or inattentive behavior or money-making or other nature of abuses that leads to absolute or likely impairment to the well-being of the child, existence, growth or self-esteem in the perspective of a relationship of dependability, confidence or authority. (Child abuse & neglect)
In the wide meaning of the child ill-treatment, five sub-categories of ill-treatment are….
Ann Black, Cheryl; DeBlassie, Richard. R. (Spring, 1993) "Sexual abuse in male children and adolescents: indicators, effects, and treatments. Adolescene" www.findarticles.com/p/articles / mi_m2248/is_n109_v28/ai_13885848
"Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime. Facts of Life: Issue Briefings for Health Reporters" (March 1999) Volume: 4, No. 2. Retrieved from http://www.cfah.org/factsoflife/vol4no2.cfm Accessed on 5 November, 2004
'Child abuse & neglect" World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/neglect/en / Accessed on 5 November, 2004
'Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships" (1997) Retrieved from www.scienceblog.com/community / older/1997/A/199700299.html Accessed on 5 November, 2004
There are many kinds of abuse that are perpetrated against children, and this paper delves into those issues as well as the history of child abuse and the situations children find themselves in where abuse occurs. Child abuse is a national tragedy, a shameful legacy in the United States and elsewhere, but the first step in stopping the abuse of children is in understanding the problem.
Definition of child abuse: The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC). explains that there is "…no one commonly accepted definition of 'child abuse and neglect.'" However, the federal government defines child abuse and neglect in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act as:
"…the physical and mental injury, sexual abuse, negligent treatment, or maltreatment of a child under the age of 18 by a person who is responsible for the child's welfare under circumstances which indicate that the child's health or welfare is harmed….
Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2007). Recognizing child Abuse and Neglect: Signs and Symptoms. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved December 29,
2011, from http://www.childwelfare.gov .
Cohen, Judith a., and Mannarino, Anthony P. (1998). Factors That Mediate Treatment Outcome
Of Sexually Abused Preschool Children: Six -- and 12-Month Follow-up. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Vol. 37, 44-51.
Historical aspects and statistics of child abuse as well as its relevance to the New York City police department-NYPD today.
Child abuse is creating harm to a child or neglecting a child by another individual, whether it is an adult or a child. Child abuse can be in the nature of physical, verbal, emotional or sexual or by means of neglect as well. Abuse might result in serious forms of injury towards the child and might also lead to death. (Child Abuse: keepkidshealthy.com) Even though child abuse is considered to be an alarming social problem in the United States, yet the complex nature of its beginnings have just being started to be completely recognized. (Better understanding of Child Abuse and Neglect needed) It needs to be understood that most of the historical families had at one point of time practiced infanticide, erotic beating and that of incest. (The History of….
Not surprisingly, many child abuse victims consistently show poor academic performance and are more likely to have lower educational achievements than their non-abused peers (Lansford et al., 2002; Perez & Widom, 1994, in Gilbert et al., 2009). They are more likely to receive special education as well (Jonson-eid et al., in Gilbert et al., 2009). Consequently, many of them end up in menial and semi-skilled employment, both of which have long-lasting economic consequences for the affected individuals (Gilbert et al., 2009).
In light of the high burden and serious long-term consequences of child abuse, the need for effective intervention programs cannot be overemphasized. A broad range of these currently exists, but with a few exceptions, their effectiveness is still unknown. However, there are two outstanding programs that have been widely recognized, especially for preventing physical abuse and neglect. These are the Nurse-Family elationship (NFP) and Early Start programs (Macmillan et….
Fagan, Abigail a. (2005). The Relationship between Adolescent Physical Abuse and Criminal Offending: Support for an Enduring and Generalized Cycle of Violence. Journal of Family Violence, 20(5), 279-290. Retrieved May 13, 2009, from Academic Research Library database. (Document ID: 957789611).
Gilbert, Ruth, Cathy Spatz Widom, Kevin Browne, David Fergusson, Elspeth Webb,
Staffan Janson. (2009). Burden and consequences of child maltreatment in high-income countries. The Lancet, 373(9657), 68-81. Retrieved May 13, 2009, from Academic
Research Library database. (Document ID: 1627420331).
In 1999 Herr & Conrad identified a number of areas of activity as particularly appropriate for primary prevention of physical abuse. Tackling the effects of poverty, or enabling parents to cope with them, are key components of many primary prevention interventions.
While it is particularly difficult to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of primary preventive strategies, this problem eases as we target interventions at those most at risk of developing particular problems. Essentially this is the rationale for screening groups at high risk within health services. Of course, the benefit of this approach depends on our ability to accurately identify those at risk, and to be able to provide effective preventive services. Our improved, as yet imperfect knowledge, of some of the factors which interact to increase the risk of child abuse and neglect, affords an opportunity to design interventions which, at least conceptually, have a chance of effecting change in areas….
Pelton, L.H. (2008). Child abuse and neglect: The myth of classlessness. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 48, 608-617.
Wolock, L, & Horowitz, B. (October 1984). Child maltreatment as a social problem: The neglect of neglect. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 54, 530-543.
While both formal and informal services at the sites are geared to preventing child abuse and neglect, program case managers sometimes find that they need to take stronger, more drastic measures to ensure a child's safety and well-being. Case managers in a number of the programs call on child protective services workers for informal consultation and help when they are worried about a family, and several said that they had made child protective referrals (hotlined a family) at least once (Pelton, 2008. Pg 611). The informal consultation appears to go both ways: Child protective services workers in several locations reportedly ask the site case managers to keep an eye on families which they worry about but cannot serve themselves, given their caseload of even more urgent crises.
The worker must be able to cross professional boundaries to meet a wide variety of family needs. In order to serve the child, he or she must also develop a relationship with the whole family, since the child's well-being is often intimately bound up with the well-being of other family members. No agency attempting to move in a two-generational direction should expect the change to be easy (Wolock, 1984. Pg 530). Many of the obstacles experienced by welfare agencies apply just as forcefully to the other large service systems for poor children and families. For example, difficulties of mission plague both schools and child welfare agencies that consider reaching out to parents, just as they hamper welfare agencies that consider reaching out to children. In the school setting, teachers, administrators, and elected overseers may worry that a mission of academic excellence will be compromised by too much attention to the multiple needs that children and their families bring into the classroom. For child welfare agencies, the conflict is even starker: In an agency whose mission is to protect children, many of whom are in urgent danger, how can it be legitimate to pay comparable attention to their parents? Similarly, each system suffers isolation from other service deliverers and lack of expertise in the multiple problems of families. Each experiences its own set of demands on workers and on the organization as a whole, demands that must be balanced against the needs of families in any successful solution.
Parents and/or caregivers at high risk for abuse are characterized as having unsatisfied needs, difficulty in forming adequate interpersonal relationships (friends, associates, fellow employees), unrealistic expectations from the child and a lack of nuturing experience which may involve neglect or abuse in the abuser's own childhood. In regards to the child being abused, several predisposing factors include the temperament, personality and activity levels of the child, sensitivity to parental domination and a need for special physical or emotional care resulting from an illness.
Interestingly, on a psychological level, recent research has shown that child abuse may be closely linked with developing schizophrenia, for as ick Nauert relates, quoting from researcher Paul Hammersley of the University of Manchester in England, "two-thirds of people diagnosed as schizophrenic have suffered physical or sexual abuse" as a child. This is based on a number of studies which revealed "childhood... sexual or physical abuse in….
Mental abuse is "when one person uses another person's insecurities, phobias and fear to force another to do as they wish," such as "withholding various items, feelings, affection, or…Read Full Paper ❯
Child Abuse "Although it is extremely important when interviewing children about alleged abuse to determine whether the abuse was single or repeated… we have little information about how children judge…Read Full Paper ❯
Child Abuse in Literature Child Maltreatment Child maltreatment entails all types of neglect and abuse of a child below eighteen years by caregivers, parents or any other person (Crosson-Tower, 2006). Child…Read Full Paper ❯
Child abuse can be referred to as a physical, sexual or an emotional state of harm that is inflicted upon the child. There are various types and forms that…Read Full Paper ❯
Child and Elder Abuse Child Abuse The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) publishes a website called healthychildren.org. -- and the section called "hat do I need to know about child abuse?"…Read Full Paper ❯
First, briefly define the esiliency Model. Then, using this video as your case study: What concepts from the esiliency Model can you identify that were illustrated in their…Read Full Paper ❯
Child Abuse This research investigates the connection amongst childhood abuse as well as neglect and sexual risk conduct in middle adult years and whether psychosocial aspects (risky romances, affective signs…Read Full Paper ❯
Child Abuse and Neglect Analysis The placement agency that I am personally affiliated with is Operation Safehouse which is a transitional living facility for at risk homeless youth ages eighteen…Read Full Paper ❯
Child abuse maltreatment limited an age occur infant, toddler, preschool, school-age years. Choose age groups (infant, toddler, preschool, school age) discuss types abuse age. Discuss warning signs physical emotional…Read Full Paper ❯
Child Abuse What is child abuse Every explanation of child abuse and abandonment takes for granted a description of the child. The Convention on the ights of the Child stipulates that…Read Full Paper ❯
Child Abuse There are many kinds of abuse that are perpetrated against children, and this paper delves into those issues as well as the history of child abuse and the…Read Full Paper ❯
Child Abuse Historical aspects and statistics of child abuse as well as its relevance to the New York City police department-NYPD today. Child abuse is creating harm to a child or…Read Full Paper ❯
, 2009). Not surprisingly, many child abuse victims consistently show poor academic performance and are more likely to have lower educational achievements than their non-abused peers (Lansford et al., 2002;…Read Full Paper ❯
In 1999 Herr & Conrad identified a number of areas of activity as particularly appropriate for primary prevention of physical abuse. Tackling the effects of poverty, or enabling…Read Full Paper ❯
Parents and/or caregivers at high risk for abuse are characterized as having unsatisfied needs, difficulty in forming adequate interpersonal relationships (friends, associates, fellow employees), unrealistic expectations from the…Read Full Paper ❯