You might have heard about “child physical abuse”, you may have read about or even been witness of a family physical abuse situation. You may question for these situations, right? The problem concerning your mind is currently not belongs to a private but the whole society and becoming a widespread focus of all over the world.
In child, physical abuse is often caused by a parent or caregiver who treat them violently. Practically, physical abuse is the most visible form of child maltreatment. For example, hitting a child with a hard instrument or with closed fists, burning, scalding, poisoning, suffocating, drowning, kicking, shaking, choking, and stabbing.
Consequently, the physical disciplines can be seen as abuse resulting in bruises; lacerations; swollen areas; and marks on the child’s face, head, back, chest, genital area, buttocks or thighs.
Child physical abuse damages children from physically to emotionally and socially.
For physical development, abused children can be damaged as many as bruises, welts, broken bones, scars or serious internal injuries. More severely, chronic physical abuse can result in long term physical disabilities, including brain damage, hearing loss, or eye damage.
For emotional development, compared with non-abused children, abused children find more difficulty with academic performance, self- control, self-image and social relationships. Commonly, abused children can show any abnormal emotional disturbances at any where, at home, at school, amongst peers and in the community. In many case, children often show their scare and have tendency to isolate themselves from crowds. Long lasting situation can limit child’s social communication later.
Children development greatly depends on how they are treated at young. Those who are repeatedly abused at childhood are hardly able to grow as perfect as those who are not. They will have poor peer relationship skills instead of positive play activities with peer partners.
How to prevent practice of child abuse and how to help abused child keep their normal development are among the concerns for every parents, schools, hospitals, and other agencies that serve children and families.
Treat children in a right way. The matter belongs to parents awareness of not involving in domestic violence. So that, parent who are responsible for ensuring the children development and mature, have to promise themselves not to engage in abusive behaviors.
There have been many programs and help lines to deal with child abuse situations. Those means provide support for parents experiencing crises which can be potential risk of child abuse actions.
Children with a history of abuse need more care than usual. They need more social skills inspiration to regain their confidence and communication.
Children are now essential to receive equal nurturance and support from family and society. No childhood abuse means better children development.