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An in-depth investigation of the widespread effects of child abuse on development and wellbeing

Ejim Jacob Prince

Department of Public Administration, Kampala International University Uganda


The problem of child abuse is an everywhere phenomenon throughout the world that leads to the most detrimental effects on the children in the question of their development and general health. This article makes an effort to convey the complexity of child abuse by focusing on its physical-emotional-sexual-neglect dimensions. The World Health Organization’s exhaustive definition of the concept furnishes the basis for the acknowledgement of the injuries that one person can suffer from the relationships based on care, authority, or dependency. Approximately 40 million children around the world were abused last year regardless of whether they were wealthier, belonged to a particular culture or were badly educated. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child features childhood its age from the moment of birth until 18 years recognizing the fact that individuals at this age have specific vulnerabilities which are inherently tied to their dependence on others. The session next proceeds into addressing child abuse, with its different dynamics and levels of complexity. Brief description of different kinds of mistreatment including violence, sexual, emotional, and neglect specifying the urgent necessity to eliminate sexual abuse – especially the already existing one-in-ten girls globally. The consequences of child maltreatment on behavioral development throughout the various periods, including infant period through adolescence are considered. Stages of the syndicated approach will shed the light on the particular difficulties and bad results, promoting the application of the relevant measures. Issues concerning common behavioral signals include but are not limited to difficulty in identifying the signs and the importance of being able to sign them, which pays a big role in fighting the issue of abuse. Finally, the paper states that the world’s dedication should never fail if our intentions are to end abuse among children. The main reason why every child ought to be ensured of a safe environment so that they can all flourish is that the diverse types of child abuse and the long-lasting impacts on the development of behavior need to be addressed in their entirety.
Keywords: Child Abuse, Behavioral Development, World Health Organization, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Sexual Abuse, and Responsibility.

CITE AS: Ejim Jacob Prince (2024). An in-depth investigation of the widespread effects of child abuse on development and wellbeing. NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CURRENT ISSUES IN ARTS AND MANAGEMENT,4(1):4-7.