Essay on The Effects Of Child Abuse On Children

1128 Words May 19th, 2015 5 Pages
Should “rehabilitated” abusive parents be able to get their children back? I do not believe they should. According to Dictionary.com, the definition of child abuse is “mistreatment of a child by a parent or guardian, including neglect, beating, and sexual molestation.” A range of consequences could arise from previously abusive parents having custody, from the parents pretending to change and abusing the children again to the children never being able to be adopted into a more normal family; overall, it would be beneficial for previously abusive parents to stay away from their children.
Could Have Detrimental Effects First, Children staying with abusive parents could have many detrimental effects ranging from academic problems to mental disorders. The first effect is with sexual abuse victims. According to childlaw.com “Child sexual abuse has been found to be associated with the development of a wide variety of mental health and social problems in childhood and adulthood” So, sexual abuse has a detrimental effect because it causes the children to have problems now and when they grow up. According to the New York Times, children who are sexually abused occasionally end up with multiple personality disorder, which is a mental health disorder that, “stem[s] from ways some children try to mentally isolate themselves against the horror of unremitting abuse.” Multiple personality disorder itself is where a person has more than one personality, which thus creates its own…

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