How to Recognize EMOTIONAL ABUSE

By Tristan Galdo

what is Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse is vary widely defined. Most states agree that any act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in rejecting, issolating, terrorizing, ignoring, corrupting, verbally assaulting, and over pressuring children of all types of emotional abuse. The signs of emotional abuse aren't the easiest signs to see or recognize. There are common feature that lead up to child abuse, some are but not limited to, children with disabilities, a parent struggling with depression or substance abuse, intimate violence between the parents, fathers who don't play an active role in the child's life, and poverty.

do your part and become aware

how to prevent it!

If you are a parent or anyone in the community you can help to prevent emotional abuse! here are some things you can do to help:

-make sure the public is aware about emotional abuse and try to educate those who don't know,

-help parents or caretakers learn how to strengthen their bond with their child and express their love

-encourage families to form relationships with support services, such as parent support groups and early childhood education, if any available,

-help the public learn about the stages of child development so they know the appropriate expectations of certain aged children,

-LEARN to recognize parent or caretaker behavior that : ignores a child, is verbally assaulting, over-pressuring, bullying, rejecting, and keeps the child isolated from friends and social interactions.

-MOST IMPORTANTLY- REPORT ABUSE WHEN YOU SUSPECT IT !

How often does it happen? more then you think!

*An estimated 148,500 children experienced emotional abuse during the NIS-4 study year (2005-2006)

*This corresponds to 2.0 per 1000 children in the general 2005-2006 child population

*Emotionally abused children represent 27% of all children counted as abused

Inner Scars (Verbal Child Abuse PSA)

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