Child Abuse Reporting
Child abusereporting aims at preventing emotional and physical injuries to youngindividuals exposed to maltreatment. Reporting parents andcaregivers who abuse young ones protect the well-being children andensure they portray expected behaviors until adulthood. The paperexplores the importance of reporting any incidences of child abuse.
Child abuse results to unmeasurable effects. Research conducted byChild Welfare Organization in the year 2013 indicated that childabuse costs America more than $94 billion annually (Romero,Figueiredo & Moya, 2014). Child abuse leads toanxiety and depression and may affect children for the rest of theirlives. Abused children may develop negative attitude towardsrelationships characterized by mistrust, isolation, low self-esteemsand beings too emotional. Some children who are severely maltreatedindicate antisocial behaviors that comprise extreme rudeness,recklessness, and detachments from playing among other activities. In most cases, abused children turn out to endanger the society whenthey become robbers and serial killers. Research indicates thatapproximately 40% of serial killers in most instances experiencedmistreatment when young (Romero,Figueiredo & Moya, 2014).
It is easy toidentify and report individuals who mistreat children. Childmaltreatment is painful such as sexual abuse, and it leaves profoundemotional wounds. Symptoms that can be detected from abused childrencomprise unexplained injuries that have a definite pattern,inappropriate clothing, and threats to commit suicide. Afteridentifying unusual behaviors, one should investigate and ascertainthe possibility of child abuse and report the matter to the relevantorganizations.
Reporting childabuse is essentials as it will enable them to achieve their dreams.Prolonged child abuse makes children depressed and unable to discovertheir talents or to excise various skills. In conclusion, severechild abuse can result in mental disorders, which shatter childrendreams that could help in developing America. Every individualshould be vigilant in order to aid the government andnon-governmental organizations in eliminating child abuse.
Romero, A.,Figueiredo, B., & Moya (2014). Childhoodhistory of abuse and child abuse potential: The role of parent`sgender and timing of childhood abuse. Childabuse & neglect, 38(3),510-516.
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