PFSA is committed to presenting and sharing facts and information about child abuse.
We commissioned our own first-of-its-kind statewide research about child abuse attitudes and awareness.
If you plan to write a research paper on child abuse, you must first reduce your topic to one of these three categories.
Trying to handle all three in one paper is just too unmanageable.
This paper provides a background and suggests a strategy for an international approach to policy development concerning child abuse.
First, child abuse is defined in a way that makes it applicable across cultures and national boundaries as that portion of harm to children that results from human action that is proscribed, proximate and preventable.
Therefore, it is timely to assess the gains that have been achieved and review the changes in investigative practices and theoretical formulations that have thus far characterized the field.
From a research perspective, a transition has occurred from unidimensional design approaches to multivariate strategies (e.g., Gaines, Sandgrund, Green, & Power, 1978) that more adequately reflect the complex nature of child maltreatment.
For you, a child abuse research paper may be a beginning.
Such a paper may be appropriate for sociology, psychology, political science, religion or criminal justice courses, for it is an issue that crosses many curricular areas. Child abuse is divided into 3 categories – physical, sexual, and emotional.