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Child Abuse: Human Service Programs

Identify the current and unmet needs of children and child abuse describe the possible obstacles that are preventing resolution of the problem(s). What current health or human services programs exist, and how are they helping or hindering the problem?

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//Today 'Child Abuse' has become a significant issue. To provide information on this issue it is necessary to know the factors that are responsible for increasing the abuse among children. Below is the description of the concept.//

Child Abuse:

The physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect of children is child abuse. There have been a large number of cases of child abuse in some organizations, which involve children from schools, residential schools; churches and child care businesses. Most of the child abuse cases happen in the child's home. Child abuse can happen anywhere, anytime. Examples of this include kidnappings and random murders (Gauthier, Stollak, Messe, & Arnoff, 1996).

Child abuse and child neglect (failure to fulfill the basic needs of children I.e. Housing, food, clothing, medical care, etc.) are some issues related to children that are most common in single-parent families in comparison to the families where both parents are alive. Both the above issues have been increased in recent years. Some of the consequences of child abuse include emotional effects, behavioral effects and physical effects. Emotional effects consist of low self-esteem, eating disorders, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, etc. Behavioral effects consist of teen pregnancy, aggressive behavior, suicide attempts, anger, problems in school and work, delinquency, criminal or antisocial behavior, etc. Physical effects consist of death, cognitive difficulties, injury and physical disabilities.

Some of the current and unmet needs of the children are education, resources and health care. About half of the total population of children in the world ...

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