The two major categories of child abuse are physical and sexual. Child abuse may initiate the next cycle and generation of adult abusers. Emotionally damaged survivors may engage in future child abuse, criminality, and violence. According to Childhelp, children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Over 3 million reports of child abuse are made every year in the United States; however, those reports may include multiple children. In 2007, approximately 5.8 million children were involved in an ...

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