Previous research has found that parents who were maltreated as children are more likely to abuse and neglect their own children, forming an intergenerational cycle of violence. Other studies have found low socioeconomic status to be a risk factor for the perpetration of child abuse and neglect. Dr. David Zielinski of NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) suspected that, if childhood maltreatment affected socioeconomic well-being later in life, it might help explain this cycle. Childhood maltreatment is known to affect both physical and mental health in adulthood. According to a new study, the long-term impacts of child maltreatment also include higher rates of unemployment, poverty and use of social services.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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