Child Abuse

By Frank SamuelsonChild Abuse

Child abuse is like a virus, it attacks the host organism and alters it physically. It self-replicates creating an "Infection" which spirals downwards through generations, resulting in each victim more likely to infect more and more innocent young boys and girls. Children who survive abuse to adulthood are more likely to abuse their own children. As a child experiences an abusive relationship it is very hard and many troubled teens don’t know how to overcome the problems that they are faced with. Many struggling teenagers need to be placed in the correct environment in order to restore themselves. Zion Educational Services can educate you on how to place troubled boys and girls in the correct environment in order to receive the help they need to overcome their struggles. For immediate assistance contact ZES to speak with a child placing specialist at 866-439-8112.

Child abuse is not just an individual or a family problem. It is nearly impossible to go a day without encountering troubled teens who survived or are still learning how to cope with childhood abuse. Struggling teens who endure the abuse grow up more likely to negatively impact our society in many ways. One is just by handing down the legacy of abuse to their own children. Child abuse bursts out of the family and infects our society with callousness and cynicism, anger and violence, crime, drugs and disease. The effects of child abuse on victims are devastating and life-long, and its effects on our society are pervasive. Still, it is difficult to measure the prevalence of abuse in our society, and no attempts to measure so far have overcome the basic difficulties of underreporting. This is frustrating because we seem to be able to measure everything else from the number of thumbtacks produced annually to the number of bowel movements we make each day.

There are many simple, cost-effective solutions to the problem of child abuse and neglect. Still, they are not funded. On the hopeful side, the private sector and volunteer organizations have taken the leadership role in healing our society of the effects of abuse. The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act provides the following definitions: Child is: A person who has not attained the age of 18, except in cases of sexual abuse, or the age specified by the child protection law of the State in which the child resides. Child abuse and neglect is, at a minimum: Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation. An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm. Sexual abuse is: The employment, use, persuasion, inducement, enticement, or coercion of any child to engage in, or assist any other person to engage in, any sexually explicit conduct or simulation of such conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.

Each State is responsible for providing its own definitions of child abuse and neglect within the civil and criminal context. Definitions propose four main types of child abuse (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and child neglect), but rarely if ever does one form of abuse occur alone. Physical abuse and sexual abuse never occur in the absence of emotional abuse. Struggling teens who are sexually abused often suffer physical injuries. When one form of abuse does exist in absence of others, it is likely to be emotional abuse.

Research and treatment purposes are necessary to overcome the different types of abuse. Many troubled teens who are abuse survivors are highly competent in their professional and personal lives, compensating for the adverse effects of an abusive childhood, until some added stress is introduced, perhaps a physical illness, birth of a child, or the death of a family member. Beyond the obvious effects of child abuse (physical injury and stress-related physical ailments) victims of emotional, physical, sexual, and verbal abuse experience psychological damage that can last a lifetime. The results of abuse may include chronic depression, anxiety, behavior problems, problems in school, and the list goes on and on. Hopefully, this will guide you to a better understanding of the problem and maybe inspire you to get involved. There are multiple ways to get involved in preventing child abuse by contacting your senator or congress person and telling them to spend your tax cut on fixing this situation! You can even volunteer your time or donating your money toward prevention or treatment organizations.

Either way child abuse affects many troubled boys and girls in negative ways and its not going to stop any time soon, even though we all wish it would. Many parents don’t know the correct way to restore abused teens and need a professional to educate them. For parents that need immediate assistance dealing with out of control teens, Zion Educational Services specializes in educating parents about different youth programs for troubled teens such as different types of private boarding schools, boot camps, Christian schools and many other youth facilities for both boys and girls. ZES provides you with the information to place your troubled boys and girls in the perfect treatment center that can meet their needs. If you have any questions or concerns contact ZES, (Zion Education Services) immediately to talk to a child placing specialist at 866-439-8112.

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Behavioral Health

Types: NATSAP - IECA

Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

Therapeutic Boarding School

Transition
Education Consultants/Mental Health

IOPS
Intensive Outpatient Programs
Mental Health Counselor/Therapists
Kid is being worked with “at home”, local therapy. They want their client back

Focus on: (referral based)
Mental Health personnel
Educational Consultants

IOP patients

Addiction Treatment

Types: NTAAP - NAADAC - Foundations

Intervention:

Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

Long Term Care: up to 1 year
12 step programs
Celebrate Recovery

Sober Living/IOP:

Monitoring:

Focus on:
Interventionists
programs
Mental Health facilities

Mental Health

Types: APA

911/Emergency: immediate crisis

Stabilization: up to 28 days

Psych Stay: 1-2 months

Structured Living:

Transition

Focus on:
Therapists
Guidance Counselors
Public Professionals
IOPs