Child Abuse

Freddy Cambray

Overview

Child abuse is a problem in society because it not only destroys a child's childhood, the abuse can stay with them for a lifetime. these kids can develop poor physical, mental, and emotional health problems as well as difficulty developing relationships with others.

Chart 1

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This graph shows three different types of abuse that are used on children. Each color is a different year. it is based of of the United States per 1000 children

Chart 2

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In this bar graph it is showing the same three types of abuse. but this time it is based on family income per thousand children.

Living In My World


© Tiffany L. Holic


Published on February 2006



Late on the dishes, food still on the plate
Mommy is mad-Daddy's home late.
I'm in the corner crying all alone
Wishing to myself, get me out of this home.
I'm always getting beaten, never treated well
I'm the one child's whose life's a living hell.
Thrashes on my back, bruises on my face
All because I didn't clean up this place.
I don't have a bed, cement floor is all I got
Cold walls, no blankets, not even a cozy cot.
Laundry not completed, so no dinner for tonight.
My family all eating, plainly in sight.
Raggedy clothes, cold feet I must add
I know what you're thinking you must have been bad
But that's not the case-Honest to god
I'm just a misfit, the odd pea from the pod.
I was cute in the beginning, a mistake in the end.
Not allowed to socialize, not allowed to have one friend.
Daddy doesn't like me, he's mean-it's true
He yells mean things at me for anything I do.
He tells me he'll kill me, that I'm going to hell.
If anyone asks he'll tell them I just fell.
Mommy doesn't say much-well nothing at all.
I'm not allowed to do anything-I have to lay there when I fall.
Looking all depressed is what I do best
But trying to survive is definitely a big test.
No child should live the life I have to go by
Every child should smile, and have no reason to cry.
Living in my world, is definitely not fun
I guess I'm that *lucky* child, that very *special* one.




Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/living-in-my-world #FamilyFriendPoems
In the poem it talks about a child who is abused. She not only gets hit by her dad, she also has malnutrition by not being feed and having no bed or covers.
In this article Marisa McPeck-Stringham gives her first hand account of what happened on her first call for a family hotline. She says that the child was being watched by a baby sitter and got abused by her.
In this article Michael Eric Dyson states that some things that parents do to discipline there children is actually considered child abuse and not a punishment. Black family's seem to do because they believe that there actions could lead to their deaths not only to jail.