THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE

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The Effects of Child Abuse

Children who are exposed to traumatic events are affected by them later on in life.

Children who are abused or neglected are at higher risk for health problems as adults know as Adverse Childhood Experiences. These problems include alcoholism, depression, drug abuse, eating disorders, obesity, high-risk sexual behaviors, smoking, suicide, and certain chronic diseases.

“Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.” – Dr. Robert Block, former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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Types of Child Abuse

Child Neglect

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Physical Abuse

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Emotional Abuse

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Sexual Abuse

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Childhood Experiences

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Shaken Baby Syndrome

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Domestic Violence

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Trafficking & Exploitation

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CHILD ABUSE IMPACT STORIES

SILENCED – A Poem

October 24, 2018

                He came into my life He laughs knowing he’s all controlling Fear Continue Reading

SWIRLING

September 20, 2018

We live in Michigan now. We moved here in June. Right after school let out for the summer. We sold Continue Reading

STEALING

September 20, 2018

We are sitting around the supper table. In Northern Minnesota, the evening meal is called supper. And not dinner. We Continue Reading

LIFE WITH MY ABUSIVE FATHER

September 7, 2018

My father thought that it was necessary for children to fear their parents in order to behave. He thought that Continue Reading

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