Child abuse and Neglect

Posted June 2, 2020 from Nigeria

Child abuse is not just about black eyes,while physical abuse is shocking due to the marks it leaves because not all sighs of child are as obvious ignoring children need ,putting them in unsupervised dangerous situation,exposing them to sexual situations or making them feel worthless or stupid are also for of child abuse and neglect....if we suspect that a child is suffering from abuse or neglect it is important that we speak out by catching the problems as early as possible both the child and the abuser can get the help they need....

Regardless of the type of abuse,the result is serious emotional harm,but there is help available....

Fact about child abuse and neglect

*It is only abuse if it is violent....

Physical abuse is just one type of child abuse...child neglect Sexual and emotional abuse can inflict just as much damage and since they are not always as obvious as other are less likely intervene..

*Only bad people abuse their children.....

Not all abusive parents are guardian intentionally harm their children.many have been victim of abuse themselves and don't know any other way to parent other may be struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse problems.

Types of child abuse

1.Emotional abuse

2.Child neglect

3.Physical abuse 

4.Sexual abuse

Ways I can help child abuse and neglected child

*Avoid dential and remain calm

*Don't interrogation

*Reassure the child that they did nothing wrong

*safety come first

It is normal to feel little over whelmed and confused..Child abuse is a difficult subject that can be hard to accept and even harder to talk about sometimes.....

Child abuse also lead to rape....

This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Hello, DebbyGold,

Welcome to World Pulse! What a joy that a new voice from Nigeria is rising up!

I know what child abuse is because I’ve experienced it myself. Although I have already forgiven my abusers, the effect of the trauma haunts me in form of triggers especially during this pandemic. As they say, “it’s better to build strong children than heal broken adults”.

Thank you for speaking up about this issue. Please continue to write more. We would love to know you more and connect with you.

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Jun 03
Jun 03

A lot of these incidents happens everyday and all over the world. We need to take good care of the children and protect them.

Thank you for sharing. May Almighty God bless and protect all our children!

Hello, Rebecca,

Welcome to World Pulse, too! Hope to read your stories, too.

It is so great to read an encouraging comment from you. Keep it up!

Welcome to the Encouragement Team as well. Please stay safe and have a lovely day!

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 03
Jun 03

Dear Debby,
This is such a good outline on what is meant by child abuse. So true there are many forms, not simply physical violence. I am so glad too that you included that "*Only bad people abuse their children" is not true, and that the stresses of life and of raising children can cause even loving parents to do things they regret. Welcome to World Pulse!

Beth Lacey
Jun 04
Jun 04

You are saying what many people don't understand. Thank you

Thelma obani 2020
Jun 07
Jun 07

Welcome to world pulse dear.
In a world like ours today. We appreciate your voice

Jun 07
Jun 07

Thank you for sharing.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 09
Jun 09

Hi Debby, Thanks so much my dear for this caution. We need to put an end to child abuse. Sometime we abuse our own children without knowing especially when we say angry things to them. Let us try to stop Child Abuse and protect our kids and others.

Anita Shrestha
Jun 09
Jun 09

Thank you for sharing

leila Kigha
Jun 11
Jun 11

Welcome DebbyGold,
powerful write up there sister!
Child abuse is unbelievably on the rise on our continent. Children are no longer safe in their homes. I am appalled by the rise in rape cases and my heart bleeds for those children. the trauma!
thank You for bringing this up and hope to hear some more from you.