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What You Need to Know About Breaking the Cycle

What You Need to Know About Breaking the Cycle

There are many resources that individuals can use in order to prevent child abuse and end the cycle of violence and suffering. Many individuals who have experienced abuse will seek professional counseling in order to assist them with coping with the effects of abuse.
If an individual does not receive therapy or some other form of treatment for the abuse that they have experienced, they may be more likely to subject their children to abuse for a variety of reasons. Parents may choose to enlist the help of parenting education classes in order to teach them positive parenting skills and effective methods of discipline.
Parental education is an extremely important resource that can be used in order to help prevent child abuse from occurring. It is easy for a parent to become angry and frustrated when their child misbehaves or disobeys them. However, due to the frustration that they experience, many parents will resort to aggressive forms of discipline.
Many individuals who have been subjected to abuse as a child have seen their abuser go unpunished and receive the benefit of maintaining power and control. In instances such as this, an individual who was abused as a child may have learned that resorting to abuse is a way to achieve control without negative repercussions.
An individual who has been abused may also maintain the detrimental psychological and emotional effects of abuse into adulthood. Because of this, an individual may experience extreme depression or a feeling of worthlessness. 
People who are suffering from these negative self-perceptions and harmful psychological disorders may become indifferent to their child. Therefore, the parent may subject their child to neglect or abuse. In order to end this cycle, an individual who has been abused should seek treatment for the abuse and may choose to take positive parenting classes.

What You Need to Know About Parental Education

What You Need to Know About Parental Education

Many
organizations offer parenting classes that have been developed in order to
teach parents positive parenting skills. They will also teach parents about
child abuse and how to stop child abuse. Many of these classes are aimed at
assisting families to develop effective means of providing care and support to
each other. They will teach parents how to communicate needs and desires, as
well as effective ways to express and recognize both physical and emotional
necessities.

These
classes may inform parents of the causes, effects, risk factors, and any other
information about child abuse. They may also teach parents how to prevent or stop
child abuse. These positive parenting classes will teach parents acceptable and
successful ways to discipline a child. They will also teach parents how to
effectively manage anxiety and stress.

Parenting
classes may provide parents with concepts and ideas of regular activities that
may be scheduled in order to bring the family closer together and promote
bonding. Many of these organizations provide parenting classes free of charge.
These organizations may also provide separate classes that are specifically
about child abuse and how to stop child abuse.

Parents may
be encouraged to attend child abuse classes. However, these classes are often
used to inform the general public about child abuse, the signs that child abuse
is occurring, and the effects that abuse will have on a child. It will also
teach individuals how to report child abuse and how to stop child abuse. Informing
both parents and the public about child abuse is one of the best ways to
prevent child abuse.

Therapy At A Glance

Therapy At A GlanceTherapy is one of the primary sources that families turn to in order to receive treatment for child abuse. Child abuse therapy works against child abuse by confronting both the factors that are causing the abuse, as well as the effects of the abuse that the child has sustained. Both the abused child and the parent or the guardian can benefit from this therapy. 

Understanding the Abuser Often is Suffering as well

Understanding the Abuser Often is Suffering as well

Physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect all have a severe detrimental effect on a child’s self-esteem. An individual may never recover from the negative perspective which they have developed of themselves. Self-hatred due to abuse may be carried into adulthood and into the individual’s relationship with their spouse and children.
A child abuser is often suffering from extreme depression and self-doubt. As a child, they may have learned that inflicting abuse in order to instill fear and control is the most effective way to maintain a loyal and faithful family. In order to achieve this control, a child abuser may resort to violence and physical abuse. They may feel that if their spouse and children are not afraid of them, that they will leave and create a happy life without the abuser.
A child abuser may not enjoy inflicting pain on a family, but due to severely low self-esteem, they may feel that it is necessary. Also, child abusers often suffer from psychological disorders or substance abuse.