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Child Abuse, intentional acts that result in physical or emotional harm to children. The term child abuse covers a wide range of behavior, from actual physical assault by parents or other adult caretakers to neglect of a child’s basic needs. Child abuse is also sometimes called child maltreatment.
Although the extent of child abuse is difficult to measure, it is recognized as a major social problem, especially in industrialized nations. It occurs in all income, racial, religious, and ethnic groups and in urban and rural communities. It is, however, more common in some groups, especially those below the poverty line.
♦ This is a true problem faced bu most of the children in their envrionment as well as also in their homes, it has a worse effect on not matured kids in many ways.
♦ child abuse makes the chils less confident, it hurts his dignity, he feels that his environment is not friendly with him, he gets deflected from his studies ...etc. it hurts ones emotion.
This is a very sad situation. However, we must be realistic; there are cases of child abuse in our society. The challenges that arise from this are tremendous. Let me name a few of them.
First, if the abuse is physically, then there can be physical challenges. I know of cases where some people have permanent physical damages through child abuse.
Second, there is also emotional and psychological issues that develop through abuse. This can cause many difficulties in life, such as intimacy problems. There might also be issues of shame and embarrassment and self-esteem issues as well. All of this can lead to dysfunctional relationships for many years to come. We really cannot underestimate the psychological and emotional problems.
Third, through abuse, a child may miss out on many opportunuties growing up. This can set them back in many ways.
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