Do you ever wonder why adults abuse their children? Well, I do. People that abuse their children don’t know what they are putting them through. Some forms of child abuse are physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. On November 17, 2013, a child was found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken hanging around his neck. The foster families parents were both arrested and put in jail, and 4 other kids including the other one were taken out of there. We need to stop child abuse by strengthening our Social Services and make them more aware of child abuse.
Kilah Davenport was a four year old girl who has passed away on March 13, 2014. Kilah went through child abuse. Kilah was badly abused by her stepfather, Joshua Houser, in 2012. Houser was sentenced last month to 92 to 123 months in prison for child abuse. Houser was convicted of shoving Kilah’s head through a wall of his house in Indian Trail in may of 2012. She was only 3-years-old at this time. Kilah suffered a broken collarbone, a fractured skull, brain damage and bruising. Under Kilah’s Law that was passed, abusers convicted of major felonies who faced less than 10 years behind bars can now be sentenced to 25 years to life sentencing.
Child neglect is a form of child maltreatment. Child neglect is a deficit in meeting a child’s basic needs. And so for that, child neglect is the failure to provide basic physical health care, supervision, nutrition, emotional nurturing, education or safe housing. Child neglect affects thousands of children each and every year. According to NCANDS of the approximately 899,000 children in the US who are victims of abuse and neglect in 2005, 62.8% suffered only from neglect.
Have you ever heard that saying sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me? Well in some cases thats not true. Emotional abuse is when someone yells, screams, calling someone names. All that ties into emotional abuse. When a parent calls their child “worthless” or “no good” or...