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Child Abuse is behavior by and adult that harms a childs physical mental or emotional health and development Some types of child abuse are neglect and physical abuse An example of neglect would be medical neglect This is where the child does not get the proper medical attention needed Some examples of physical abuse would be sexual and physiological The American Humane Society estimates that nearly 34 out of every 1000 American children are abused in some way Most children are too afraid to admit they have been abused in fact less than 20 percent of the cases reported were reported by the child being abused The number one cause of child abuse is stress The maltreatment or abuse of children can lead to death Last year estimated 1196 child fatalities from maltreatment occurred That would mean 3 children would die every day in the United States from abuse and neglect Conflicts One of the most frequent and common conflicts is neglect This conflict is most frequent in divorce cases and single parents The cause of this conflict is because of the single parent is always at work or busy with their datingsocial life Another conflict is the maltreatment due to substance-abusing parents A study in 1999 found that children of substance-abusing parents were almost 3 times likelier to be abused and more than 4 times likelier to be neglected than children of parents who are not substance abusers Steps to Resolution 1 Calm down stop arguing and take time to cool-off 2 Describe the problem be specific get both sides of the story and separate feelings from the facts 3 Think of solutions Write down every solution that you can think of 4 Weigh every solution think about possible results and ask yourself What will happen if we do this Will we both get what we need Who else might be affected by
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