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By: Julizza Frescas
Introduction: Child AbuseBaby Brianas death could have been prevented.
According to U. S. Department of Health and Human services:(Nation Wide)Every ten seconds a child abuse report is being made
The overall rate of child fatalities was 2.10 deaths per 100,000 children.
Four fifths (81.6%) of all child fatalities were younger than 4 years old.
Boys had a higher child fatality rate than girls at 2.47 boys per 100,000 boys in the population. Girls died of abuse and neglect at a rate of 1.77 per 100,000 girls in the population.
Nearly 90 percent (86.5%) of child fatalities were comprised of African American (28.2%), Hispanic (17.8%), and White (40.5%) victims.
Four fifths (78.3%) of child fatalities were caused by one or more parents.
What Is child abuse?Different types of child abuse:
Physical Abuse: Any injury or wound that is inflicted on the child with intention
Neglect: If the basic needs and requirements of a child are not being fulfilled
Verbal, psychological, and emotional Abuse: Any attitude, talk or expression that is demeaning and degrading for your child
Sexual Abuse: any act of sex between a child and an adult
Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caregiver, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harmVisible Signs of child abuse
Unexpected injuries such as cuts, bruises, and broken bones
Lack of personal care or hygiene
Shies away from touch, flinches at sudden movements, or seems afraid to go home.
Injuries appear to have a pattern such as marks from a hand or belt.
Inappropriate sexual behaviorsChange in sleeping and eating habits
Risk taking behaviors
Lack of trust and relationship difficulties
Changes school performance and attendance
Behavioral Signs of child abuse FearfulDepressedWithdrawnTrouble regulating emotionsfeeling worthless or damagedLack of self esteemAdult- like bearing
I am scaredI dont ever want to go homeWho am I ?I am so stupid I am uglyI am lonelyNo One loves meEmotional and Mental signs of child abuse :Cant do anything right!Why do I feel so sadWant to dig a hole and never come outI hate myselfFlinching sadnessangryguilt
6A.Reporting child abuse1. Call the police 9112. Call the national child abuse hotline 1800-42244533. For Utah you can call the hotline 1-855-323-3237.
B. Information that would be helpful when reporting1. Who is the perpetrated the abuse?2. What happened?3. Where did this occur?4. When did this occur?
C. Minimum criteria for abuse referral1. Victim must be under 18 years old2. Means of being able to identify and locate victim.3. A specific, new occurrence of abuse, neglect, or dependency
Conclusion:Children are abused daily. Every ten seconds child abuse is being reported. We can prevent child abuse. By knowing what is child abuse and how to identify child abuse we can prevent abuse by acting on it and doing something more than feeling sympathetic. The question is what are you going to do about child abuse?
Work Cited:"Report Child Abuse." Division of Child and Family Services. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 July 2013."Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline | Childhelp." Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse | Childhelp. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 July2013."Child Abuse & Neglect: Recognizing, Preventing and Reporting Child Abuse." Helpguide helps you help yourself and others. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 July 2013.