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There are many questions surrounding abuse. While we are getting good at finding answers, we still don’t have all the answers. Below are a lot of questions and some links to help YOU find some ways to understand and to help. Some of the questions have no links. Why? Because there are few answers and few lights to shed on them. For now, they are “thinking questions.”

Why do people abuse?

http://www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/why-people-abuse/

Why do abused people stay in those relationships?

http://www.domesticabuseproject.com/get-educated/compelling-reasons-women-stay/

compelling reasons women stay

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/200804/why-do-some-battered-women-stay

http://www.mollybkenny.com/library/why-some-stay-in-abusive-relationships-seattle-domestic-abuse-lawyer.cfm

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/200804/why-do-some-battered-women-stay

Why do parents put their kids through the horrors of domestic violence?

http://www.domesticviolence.com.au/pages/impact-of-domestic-violence-children-and-young-people.php

Why do children keep their abuse a secret?

http://www.stopitnow.org/faq/why-dont-children-tell-if-they-have-been-abused

http://www.lfcc.on.ca/tipping.htm

http://www.secasa.com.au/pages/the-effects-of-childhood-sexual-abuse/the-child-sexual-abuse-accommodation-syndrome/

Why are children abused?

https://1in6.org/men/get-information/online-readings/others-who-were-involved-or-not/why-do-people-sexually-use-or-abuse-children/

http://www.stopitnow.org/sites/default/files/documents/files/prevent_child_sexual_abuse.pdf

Why do parents abuse their children?

http://www.livestrong.com/article/142315-what-causes-parents-abuse-their-child/

Why do people abuse elders?

http://www.tristatelaw.com/Articles/Children-Abusing-Elderly-Parents-a-Growing-Concern-in-New-Jersey.shtml

http://inpea.net/images/Elder_Abuse_Fact_Sheet.pdf

Why do abusers pick the most vulnerable people?

What is domestic violence and abuse?

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/domestic-violence-and-abuse.htm

What’s the big deal about verbal abuse? It’s only words.

Click to access What_Is_Emotional_Verbal_Abuse.pdf

What is emotional abuse?

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/10/13/21-warning-signs-of-an-emotionally-abusive-relationship/

How can you help an abuse woman in an abusive relationship?

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/help-for-abused-and-battered-women.htm

http://www.bwf1.com/can-i-help/

How can you help a child in an abusive home?

http://www.americanhumane.org/children/stop-child-abuse/fact-sheets/guidelines-for-helping.html

http://www.americanhumane.org/children/stop-child-abuse/

How can you tell when a child has been abused?

http://www.safehorizon.org/page/10-signs-of-child-abuse-58.html

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/child-abuse/basics/symptoms/CON-20033789

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/tc/child-maltreatment-symptoms

How can you tell when a spouse is covering up their spouses abuse?

How can you tell if an elderly person is being abused?

What can communities do to help those in abuse relationships?

What can communities do to help protect children from abusive adults?

What can we do to help protect children from abusive children?

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Child Abuse is a tough subject. Today I will just lay out some of the forms of abuse and what they encompass. Later in this series I will try to make the connection to actual children a little more concrete.

There are four major types of child abuse: physical abuse; mental or psychological abuse; sexual abuse; and neglect.

Physical abuse is an injury resulting from aggression, even if the intent was not to abuse. These injuries can be the result of hitting, slapping, biting, pushing, pinching, kicking, shaking, hair pulling, burning, or other severe physical punishment. Physical abuse can also be the result of illness, such as Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome (where an adult induces an illness in a child so that he/she can get attention from others as the caregiver). Shaken Baby Syndrome is another example of physical child abuse, as is exposing an unborn child to drugs by consuming them during pregnancy.

Hundreds of thousands of children are abused every year by someone who is close to them and is supposed to love them. Thousands of these children die each year as a result of this abuse. Those that survive are emotionally scarred.

Emotional or mental or psychological abuse is the result of any attitude, behavior, or failure to act that interferes with the mental or social development of a child. It can be as simple as verbal abuse or as extreme as as severe punishment. Mental or emotion abuse is almost always present when other types of abuse are present.

Emotional or mental abuse can come from a parent, a teacher, clergy, coach, other children and bullies.

Sexual abuse of a child can be fondling or violating a child’s physical/bodily privacy. Exposing a child to sexual situations, including sex acts, pornographic material, and commercial sexual exploitation (prostitution). The abusers can be one or both parents, a teacher, a coach, any person in authority, older siblings, neighbors, strangers, foster parents, and many adults in other authoritative situations.

Neglect is a tricky one and effects more children than those who are sexually abused and physically abused combined. Physical neglect is when a child’s physical needs, such as food, shelter, medicine, or supervision is denied. Educational neglect is when a parent/caregiver fails to enroll a school aged child in school, or when they fail to provide/find needed special education. It also includes allowing a child to stay home excessively when not sick. Some parents fail to provide the emotional support and caring that a child needs. They fail to address a child’s emotional needs, including seeking psychological treatment.

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Links:

http://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/child-abuse-information/laws-on-child-abuse-what-constitutes-child-abuse/

http://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/child-abuse-information/child-abuse-help-how-to-help-an-abused-child/

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