Name Instructor Course Date Child Neglect and Abuse As human beings we react and show different emotions when neglected and abused. Similarly children also respond and express themselves differently after being overlooked. Various symptoms may suggest that a young one is experiencing some form of abuse or neglect. One such sign is a slow development. Such a child will not exhibit similar skills and abilities as other children within the same age bracket (Wisdom 355). For instance they will be reluctant to talk or socialize with others. In extreme cases others may regress and lose the skills they had previously gained. Another sign of a neglected child is the failure to thrive (Wisdom 355). This the circumstances and determine whether the child is in need of protection. Ambulance services are necessary if the child requires urgent medical attention. Conclusion The experience of undergoing abuse or neglect can have serious effects on the growth and development of a child. This is because it interferes with the normal functioning of the body. Works CitedDonald TerenceG Les Drelich and JohnA Davis. "RESPONDING TO CHILD ABUSE." The Lancet 326.8451 (1985): 390-391. Kolk Bessel A. and Rita E. Fisler. "Childhood abuse and neglect and loss of self-regulation." Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 58.2 (1994): 145. Widom Cathy Spatz. "Child abuse neglect and adult behavior: research design and findings on criminality violence and child abuse." American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 59.3 (1989): 355. [...]
Child abuse and neglect are critical issues inherent in the field of human services. You will likely encounter clients who are abused and neglected. Review the characteristics of neglected children in chapter 4 of Understanding Human Behavior and Social Enviornment, and answer the following questions: How does the presence of child abuse or neglect affect a child’s normal development? How might you respond to a child who indicates that he or she is being abused or neglected? What agencies would you contact and why?