Child abuse and neglect is an important societal concern in the US which is affecting the health and well being of children and families involved. A better understanding of the problem will prevent the it in the future and improve health and well being of children and families.
Child abuse and Neglect can be defined as a situation where the child has been harassed or not provided with minimum things which are deemed as necessary for child development by the state.
The effects of Child abuse and Neglect are high and leads to depression, early child bearing, anti social personality disorder,Substance abuse, social isolation, poverty, violence, single parenthood, and etc.
More than the three fourths of the cases in the US are classified as neglect. Child Abuse and Neglect will have a negative impact on the child and also on the adult he is to become, the seriousness of the situation has serious consequences on the child’s behavior.
One can stop Child Abuse and Neglect by national surveillance systems, national strategic plans and etc.