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Child abuse is a social problem that affects millions of children each year Not only does child abuse have multiple societal repercussions but also individual repercussions that produce lifelong scars There are many forms of child abuse sexual physical verbal and emotional Some of the facts presented in this paper will be painful to absorb That does not change the fact that these problems must be addressed It has been reported that one out of three girls and one out of seven boys are sexually abused by the time they reach the age of 18 The most prevalent form of child sexual abuse is now recognized to be incest A study that showed approximately 27 of the women in every state of the union and 16 of the men said they had been sexually abused as children Child abuse Two words that should never have to be seen side by side Yet child abuse is very much a reality in this world Unfortunately to wish otherwise would be the same as to wish for a perfect world We must do the best that we can as a society with the power of laws on our side to help the innocent young victims of child abuse We have a responsibility as human beings to do all that we can for these children Some of us fulfill this responsibility by promoting awareness some by donating time money or services some by getting laws passed and some by enforcing laws that protect children from all kinds of abuseThe purpose of this study was to research child abuse from all angles to try to understand what we as a society may be doing wrong also what we may be doing right to help the young victims of child abuse To look at all types of studies compare them try to break them down to better understand them The first things that should be understood
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