Types and Effects of Child Abuse

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Types and Effects of Child Abuse
Child abuse is something that affects thousands of children in the United States and all over the world. It comes in many forms, and reaches many people. The understanding of child abuse is paramount to curbing abuse and healing those abused. With understanding of the effects and types of abuse, we can help stop this terrible epidemic.
Each state is responsible for its own definition of what child abuse and neglect means. In most states, there are four major types of child abuse: physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. Although these types of abuses can be found separately, according to the article “What is Child Abuse and Neglect,” put out by the Department of Health and Human Services,...
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.....onsequences include brain damage, damage to their sexual organs or skin scarring. Psychological implications include cognitive delays or a various amount of high-risk behaviors. All of these long and short term consequences can prove lasting, damaging effects on both the abused and the people around the abused it is important for a person who has suffered abuse to seek help in the form of counseling, healthy support and positive activities in order to create a better life for himself or herself.
Works Cited
Child Welfare Information Gateway. “What is Child Abuse
and Neglect?” Department of Health and Human Services. 2010. Web. 20 September 2010.
Finkelman, Byrgen. Child Abuse: Short and Long Term Effects. New York: Taylor and Francis, 1995.