When someone intentionally inflicts moral, sexual pain, physical pain on a child is committing child abuse. When a child is abuse it is typical that they were abused as a child themselves. Life struggle can contribute to some abuse due to unemployment, stress, and poverty. When a child is abused it is usually people that have the need to feel power over something. Disabled children are more than likely to be abused children with special needs can cause a great deal of stress. Children are often the target of abuse they are less powerful than the abuser.
Sexual abuse has been involved in cases of neglect on children (Bottoms, B., & Epstein, M., 1998). Around eighty percent of children that were abused as kids will grow up to be abusers especially the ones that have been sexually abused. Most parents that abuse actually believe it is their right as a parent. Abusers really think this teaches children a lesson, it does it teaches children not to trust. Abuse is higher in families of mixed races and mixed religion (Bottoms, B., & Epstein, M., 1998). Abusers have a very short temper they explode at the slightest little things. Jobless or part-time working parents are the likely abusers (Bottoms, B., & Epstein, M., 1998). Retired people are the least likely to abuse a child.
Parents who were cruelly treated as a child, families that live under stress and poor families usually are the abuser (Besharov, D. J., 1994). s. The age of a child can determine the type of abuse used. Bruises, broken bones, and burns are marks of abuse on preschoolers and infants. Male victims of sexual abuse are on the rise, females are more likely to be raped or molested (Besharov, D. J., 1994). A high percentage of abusers are men. Neglect is not providing children with shelter, food, clothing, morals, education and adequate food.
Some other forms of abuse are; verbal abuse, failure to provide proper shelter, physical violence, lack of food, emotional support, lack...