Three million children are abused or mistreated in United States every year. The children who suffered from psychiatric symptom and disorder are linked to early trauma. They suffer from depression, substance abuse, self-mutilation, learning disorders and the like in the early stages of their life. Because of childhood abuse and neglect, the quality of life deteriorates for many individuals.
The parents of the abused children consist of 81 percent of the child abuse perpetrators. As much as this is shocking, this is also sad that the children’s own parents have a hand in this. Another 10.6 percent of the perpetrators are the relatives of the child. Very less percent of the perpetrators are those who are not connected to the child whom they abuse. Children who are brought up in a single-parent household are more likely to face abuse and emotional, social and educational neglect. It’s because of the reason that the single parents have to face much more responsibility and due to scarce social, emotional and financial support they stress out a lot and the children has to face the consequence.
In addition to this, children from large families face the risk of educational and physical neglect. Also ill-treatment of children is found mostly in families where income level is below the poverty line. The consequences of child abuse are noticeable in every phase of a child’s life from decreased school performance to reduced physical and mental health. These children also suffer from psychiatric symptoms and disorders. Abusive behavior are ruining their life in every stage and hampering the normal growth of the children.