Child Abuse

Dulce Belmontes

Child Abuse

Child abuse is a very serious situation that not many people pay enough attention to. Although North Carolina's child abuse rate is decreasing, the numbers are still pretty high. In 2013, 19,873 children were victims of abuse. Child abuse can be characterized as physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. More children experience neglect and physical abuse than sexual abuse. Studies say that most children that are abused in their early years end up abusing their own children. This is something that needs to be stopped, not only in North Carolina but all over the world.

"Concrete Angle" By Martina McBride 2009

Martina McBride - Concrete Angel
I chose this video because I was going through a rough time and one of my best friends told me to listen to this song. I fell in love with it not because it described what i was going through but because the emotions in the song described all the emotions i was feeling throughout those tough times in my life.


Fact: Child abuse is defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as any recent act or failure to act on that results in a child’s serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, exploitation or death - See more at: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/learn/child-abuse-neglect/about-issue?gclid=COTAnNLduskCFcGXgQodig8BUw#sthash.HGNyVTlp.dpuf

"Because of You" By Kelly Clarkson 2009

Kelly Clarkson - Because Of You
I was young when I watched my dad get arrested and the day after I just remember hearing this song on the radio and ever since as i started getting older, listening to this song made me realize like what he did and what he would do wasn't okay.


Fact:An act or failure to act that presents a risk of serious harm to a child is also considered to be child abuse. - See more at: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/learn/child-abuse-neglect/about-issue?gclid=COTAnNLduskCFcGXgQodig8BUw#sthash.HGNyVTlp.dpuf

"Blown Away" By Carrie Underwood 2012

Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
After hearing this song I decided it was a great song to describe the way some kids may feel as they are abused by their own parents whether its both or just one.


Fact: Child abuse is most commonly perpetrated by someone known to the child. He or she can be a caregiver, relative, family friend or any adult in a position of authority over the child. - See more at: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/learn/child-abuse-neglect/about-issue?gclid=COTAnNLduskCFcGXgQodig8BUw#sthash.HGNyVTlp.dpuf

"Family Potrait" By P!nk

P!nk - Family Portrait
Many families that are abusing their children have them pretend like everything's okay and that's why kids stay quiet for so long. All they want is to be happy and that's why i chose this song.


Fact:Abusers can also be strangers to the family and child. Although the government definition refers specifically to abuse enacted by parents and caregivers, any adult or older child can perpetrate abuse during a child’s youth. Peer-against-peer abuse can result in equally as serious emotional, physical and mental effects. - See more at: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/learn/child-abuse-neglect/about-issue?gclid=COTAnNLduskCFcGXgQodig8BUw#sthash.HGNyVTlp.dpuf

"I'm Ok" By Christina Aguilera 2007

Christina Aguilera "I'm OK"
This song really hits home for me. As it reminds me of the struggles i went through, its gets me thinking of how other children might also relate to this song.


Fact: Physical. A non-accidental physical injury as a result of punching, beating, kicking, biting, shaking, throwing, stabbing, choking, hitting, burning or otherwise harming a child, that is inflicted by a parent, caregiver or other person who has responsibility for the child. - See more at: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/learn/child-abuse-neglect/about-issue?gclid=COTAnNLduskCFcGXgQodig8BUw#sthash.HGNyVTlp.dpuf

"Runaway Love" By Ludacris ft. Mary J Blige 2010

Ludacris - Runaway Love ft. Mary J. Blige
This song just shows that there is many ways children are abused. Sexual abuse can be handled in many ways and happens very often by someone close to the victim.


Fact: Sexual. A form of child abuse that includes any sexual act performed with a child by an adult or older child, with or without force or threat of force. - See more at: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/learn/child-abuse-neglect/about-issue?gclid=COTAnNLduskCFcGXgQodig8BUw#sthash.HGNyVTlp.dpuf

"For the Love of a Daughter" By Demi Lovato 2013

Demi Lovato - For The Love of a Daughter (Music Video)
Many children are abused by their fathers and this song just shows how hard it is when its someone you love so much and you feel like you're stuck and can't do anything about it. You feel like you can just forget and forgive only to keep them in your life especially at such a young age.


Fact: Emotional. A pattern of behavior that impairs a child’s emotional development or sense of self-worth. This form of abuse is almost always present when other forms of abuse are identified. - See more at: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/learn/child-abuse-neglect/about-issue?gclid=COTAnNLduskCFcGXgQodig8BUw#sthash.HGNyVTlp.dpuf

"Warrior" By Demi Lovato 2014

Demi Lovato - Warrior (Official Video)
I chose this song to end my soundtrack to show children that they can be stronger than what they have been proven to be. Although they are put down by the abuser, the fact that they can take all that hurt and still go on just shows how strong they really are. To forgive that person and go on without letting those people hurt them anymore is a really big thing, they should be proud of that strength. They are so much better than those who hurt them and always will be. I know from experience.


Fact:Psychological. this is a pattern of behavior that affects a child’s sense of worth by communicating to the child that he or she is not worthy, loved or important. - See more at: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/learn/child-abuse-neglect/about-issue?gclid=COTAnNLduskCFcGXgQodig8BUw#sthash.HGNyVTlp.dpuf