The Dangers

“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat” -Mother Teresa.

Some Consequences of Physical Abuse

  • Hide Injuries and Feel:
    – Shame and Guilt
    – Persistent Lack of Self Esteem
    – Anger
  • Malnutrition
    – Short & Long Term Health Problems
  • Lack of Education
    – Skipping School
    – Dropping Out Completely

Emotional Abuse

  • Corruption – Exposing to Drugs, Sex, Violence
  • Close Confinement
  • Witholding Physical and Emotional Contact
  • Use of verbally abusive language
    – Name calling
    – Blaming
    – Shaming

Neglect – A Huge Form of Emotional Abuse

  • To withhold or fail to provide:
    – Food
    – Shelter
    – Clothing
    – Medical Care
    – Education, and
    – Supervision

Sexual Abuse

  • When a parent or caretaker commits a sexual offense against a child or allows a sexual offense to be committed, such as:
    – Rape
    – Sodomy
    – Engaging a child in sexual activity
    – Engaging a child in – or promoting a child’s – sexual performance

Sexual Predators

  • Throwaways are highly susceptible to being seduced by a predator!