Everyday three children in the United States are murdered by a parent or caretaker. 565,000 children are seriously injured while 18,000 are permanently disabled every year due to child abuse. Three million children were reported as victims of child abuse and neglect in 1999 in the United States. Child abuse kills more children in America than does accidental falls, choking on food, suffocation, or fires in the home (Newton). As if these statistics weren’t horrifying enough, they are inaccurate in relaying the actual number of children that have fallen victim to child abuse in the United States.
The sad reality is child abuse is severely underreported in the United States. Most abused and ...

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the situation. It is very uncomfortable for a child to accuse a parent or caretaker of abuse or neglect. The child can also feel an intense amount of shame and can become very withdrawn and secretive, in regards to their abuse. It is much easier for the child to take the abuse and ...

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