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Early Signs Of Abuse In Children
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Report it: The average person who suspects a child is being abused can most help by reporting the suspected behavior to the police or to local protective services, usually a branch of your Health Department. Physically intervening without assistance also puts YOU in danger, and increases the risk that the family will flee the area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could you tell me what happens when children are abused that makes them not form values as adults?
Neurobiology trauma: The effects of child abuse are profound so the answer to this question is complicated. We know that most parents who abuse their child were abused as children and many criminals were abused as children. Good relationships with parents are critical for normal brain development and function. Childhood experiences shape the structure and function of the brain. Search interpersonal neurobiology. ...Read more
Profoundly: Child abuse can have a variety of effects on children. Once safety is re-established and physical harm treated, emotional harm can be assessed. The ability of children to trust others and changes in what to expect in relationships are often the most profound psychological injuries. Post traumatic stress disorder and depression are also extremely common. Therapy can help all of this. ...Read more
Yes indeed!: This is a sad reflection on parenthood. It is, however a complex issue that is not easily solved. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Many studies indicate that there is a genetic component to alcoholism. Being brought up in an alcoholic home can only enhance this risk. Children tend to develop problem solving skills that they have observed in a parent. Taking a drink is not a good example. If you care enough to be concerned, you have already taken a positive step toward sobriety and a better life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could /not advised : The abuse hotlines in many states will take reports from anyone & generally provide autonimity. However, ill advised as it is, smoking around kids is not illegal and would not generate an investigation.The states allow parents to make a varety of bad decisions without stepping in & this is one example. I tell parents & grandparents the best gift they can give a child they love is to stop smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May act out: Many behavioral issues at school start at home. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Children who are abused many times will have a number of social difficulties because of the horrible circumstances that they have been in. However in a supportive environment and with proper counseling they can thrive. Child abuse is preventable- if you or your child are being abused (physical, emotional or sexual) please get out and get help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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