Child Abuse for Human Sexuality Class Essay
This was a very sad documentary. Itâ€™s sad that a child ever goes through something like that. Itâ€™s sad that because of abuse from someone else, they feel they need to abuse others. Itâ€™s sad that they donâ€™t know how to love or let others love them. I wish that things were different in this world.
I know it happens a lot though. Iâ€™ve seen and heard about several cases like this and even met some of the children; because my aunt worked for Head Start (they work with CPS), and because a couple of my ex-boyfriends were in situations like this. One of their adopted parents was a foster parent to several children who came from abusive parents. Also I live three houses down from a family with quite a few foster children. Iâ€™ve also had a few friends that were abused when they were little and then adopted. One of these friends had to go through a lot of therapy and counseling for some of the emotional scaring. This helped, but would never make him forget what had happened to him. He was not a very trusting or loving person toward anyone, and could be very aggressive and abusive if provoked even by the smallest thing.
Self-esteem is one of the most important things a child can have and get from their caregivers, and it is also a very hard thing to change from negative to positive. When parents are abusive the child almost definitely will have a negative self-esteem. This causes life long problems for any child.
This world is a scary place and to think that some children are born into families where they canâ€™t feel safe makes it a sad place too. I wish things were different, but since they arenâ€™t we just have to hope that we can help as many people as possible and get children out of these situations as soon as possible.