How does child abuse start, and how can it affect someone?
How does it start?
But, maybe those people were taught that abusing your own child was okay. The abusive or neglectful parents/caretakers suffer as well. Most of them do not want to hurt children, but may be repeating the abusive behavior because they themselves experienced it as a child.
The Types Of Abuse
Physical abuse is when a parent or caregiver causes any non-accidental injury to a child.
When a parent/caregiver harms a child’s mental and social development or causes severe emotional harm.
Sexual abuse occurs when an adult uses a child for sexual purposes or involves a child in sexual acts.
What is the affect?
14% of all men and 36% of all women in prison were abused as children. When being abused as a child, you are pretty much being taught that abuse is okay. Most people abused as children grow up to abuse their children, that being how they were treated. The affect is big, the pain, sadness, and memories stay forever. But, it gets better, especially if you find help. There are many ways to get help, tell a trusted person. A friend or their parent, so they can tell someone to get help for you. There is a solution to every problem. Even the tough ones people feel they will never overcome.
More than four children die every day in the United States as a result of child abuse and neglect.