Physical Abuse to Children

Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States, 28.3% of adults report being physically abused as a child. Children being physically abused means that a parent or caregiver causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. If someone was physically abused that could mean a number of different things can be happening to that child such as kicking, burning, biting, choking, throwing, shoving, whipping or any other ways that can cause injuries. Physical can end with bruises, blisters, burns, cuts, or scratches or even something more serious, broken bones, dislocated joints, or even sprains.

W H Y do people physically abuse children? Most abusers struggle with drug and alcohol use, short temper which can be caused by many things, mental health issues, or problems in the family like being poor.

How do you know if a child is being physically abused?

If a child is wearing long sleeves out of season, showing fear or depression, constant nightmares, or showing fear towards adults.
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