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By E. Helander

This booklet offers a aggravating account of the truth of kid abuse. in response to info from 152 international locations, Einar Helander considers the actual, societal, fiscal and judicial outcomes of kid abuse, providing a common, community-based prevention programme.

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Harm to the child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development. These acts must be reasonably within the control of the parent or person in a relationship of responsibility, trust or power. Acts include restriction of movement, patterns of belittling, denigrating, scapegoating, threatening, scaring, discriminating, ridiculing or other forms of hostile and rejecting treatment. • Commercial or other exploitation of a child refers to the use of the child in work, or other activities for the benefit of others.

Still, the added income has mainly benefited the growing upper and middle classes; many poor are still left well behind. The economic inequalities are growing. Governments’ budgets to cope with social issues are insufficient. Child neglect is everywhere accompanying poverty, corrective action is totally insufficient and the future consequences are grave. There are many visible and many hidden ecological society problems in countries composed of several ethnic, religious and political groups, tribes, clans and castes.

Many victims have somatic consequences: fractures, head injuries, burns, bleedings, spinal cord injury and, the cruellest: 135 million women are sexually mutilated. When they reach adulthood, the childhood victims have an increased risk for many common somatic diseases: ischaemic heart 12 Introduction disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hepatitis, gastro-intestinal and gynaecological disorders, chronic headache, obesity and so on. Their mortality rates are higher than those of nonabused people.

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