Child abuse across America
Children across the United States are facing neglect and abuse. Some of them suffering from sexual, emotional, and physical abuse. When red flags appear that show the signs of abuse, it can sometimes be impossible to get to the bottom of what is happening. Because children are minors, their parents often reign supreme in how their households run. When parents neglect and harm their children, their children often suffer from the memories for the rest of their lives. According to sources,
"Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm, or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, and emotional abuse."
Fortunately, there are abuse hotlines to help children who are in need. Children are innocent. We must protect them. The signs are neglect are the following:
● Bruises, blisters, burns, cuts, and scratches.
● Internal injuries, brain damage.
● Broken bones, sprains, dislocated joints.
● Emotional and psychological harm.
● Lifelong injury, death.
There are many signs to identify abuse in a child. It is important to let the local government agencies know to help save a life. Children are our future, and we must hold them dear and protect them at all costs.
Written by Tasundra Stephens