The Impact of Child Abuse on Later Adulthood

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The Week 3 assignment is the first draft of your academic argument. In this assignment, you will show that you are making progress in all course learning outcomes:

  1. Interpret information through close and critical reading.
  2. Demonstrate effective use of the writing process.
  3. Employ effective academic tone, style, mechanics, and citation method.
  4. Integrate relevant source material effectively and ethically.
  5. Support a position appropriate to the rhetorical situation.

You will submit a 4- to 5-page (1,000 to 1,250 words) rough-draft essay that is formatted in proper APA style. Your argument should be sound, valid, and based upon evidence from at least 5 credible sources. At least 3 of your sources must be scholarly.

Write a rough draft from the outline and EXPAND upon it!!

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The Impact of Child Abuse on Later Adulthood: Outline

Savannah Silva

ENG122: English Composition II

Kristina Koester

January 28, 2019


Research Question: Does evidence support that child abuse later effects an adults mental state?
I. Introduction
A. Child abuse is one of the most devastating events that are capable of having farreaching and long-term effects in the victims.
B. Thesis statement: The pain and trauma, which are caused by child abuse, do not easily
leave the victims even in adulthood, and that is will adversely affect various aspects
of their lives.
II. Body Paragraph: The past memories of childhood abuse do not leave the victims even
in their adulthood
A. Regarding child abuse, the past is not always the past. Factually, it is not the past
since it lives with the victims, becoming manifest in adulthood.
1. Individuals who suffered from child abuse would even in adulthood hate to be in
presence of strangers or people in whom they do not have confidence (Beach et
al., 2011).
2. A parent who experienced child abuse would always be cautious if her child gets
exceedingly close to her teacher.
B. When the scars or evidence of abuse do not heal, the victims will continually look at
the scars and that will always remind them of the ordeal.
THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE ON LATER ADULTHOOD 3
1. A child was physically abused with her parents or one who was physically hurt by
strangers in the absence of her parents will always see the marks of the abuse and
that will lead to a devastating torment.
C. The fact that adults will always remember the abuses that they went through when
they were young is evidence that child abuse has effects not only in the childhood but
also in adulthood.
III. Body Paragraph: Adults who experienced child abuse have low self-esteem.
A. Low self-esteem among adults who experienced self-esteem is brought by lack of
personal confidence and the tendency to be lonely (Hornor, 2010)
B. For example, a woman who was molested when she was a child may not be capable
of getting involved and enjoying a sexual activity since she would always be thinking
about the ordeal, and that may affect her self-esteem.
C. When a young girl is molested, she may live thinking that sex is something that is
painful, forceful and a sign of exploitation and that may hinder her from having a
successful sexual experience in the future
IV. Body Paragraph: Child abuse may lead to social isolation.
A. A child who experiences a life threatening form of child abuse may not be able to
make friends in future, leading to isolation (McCann & Pearlman, 2015)
B. For instance, if a child is left in the care of a cruel nanny who usually assaults her, the
child will grow up in fear of people and that will affect her social interactions

Running head: THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE ON LATER ADULTHOOD The Impact of Child Abuse on Later Adulthood: Outline Savannah Silva ENG122: English Composition II Kristina Koester January 28, 2019 !1 THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE ON LATER ADULTHOOD !2 The Impact of Child Abuse on Later Adulthood: Outline Research Question: Does evidence support that child abuse later effects an adults mental state? I. Introduction A. Child abuse is one of the most devastating events that are capable of having farreaching and long-term effects in the victims. B. Thesis statement: The pain and trauma, which are caused by child abuse, do not easily leave the victims even in adulthood, and that is will adversely affect various aspects of their lives. II. Body Paragraph: The past memories of childhood abuse do not leave the victims even in their adulthood A. Regarding child abuse, the past is not always the past. Factually, it is not the past since it lives with the victims, becoming manifest in adulthood. 1. Individuals who suffered from child abuse would even in adulthood hate to be in presence of strangers or people in whom they do not have confidence (Beach et al., 2011). 2. A parent who experienced child abuse would always be cautious if her child gets exceedingly close to her teacher. B. When the scars or evidence of abuse do not heal, the victims will continually look at the scars and that will always remind them of the ordeal. THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE ON LATER ADULTHOOD !3 1. A child was physically abused with her parents or one who was physically hurt by strangers in the absence of her parents will always see the marks of the abuse and that will lead to a devastating torment. C. The fact that adults will always remember the abuses that they went through when they were young is evidence that child abuse has effects not only in the childhood but also in adulthood. III. Body Paragraph: Adults who experienced child abuse have low self-esteem. A. Low self-esteem among adults who experienced self-esteem is brought by lack of personal confidence and the tendency to be lonely (Hornor, 2010) B. For example, a woman who was molested when she was a child may not be capable of getting involved and enjoying a sexual activity since she would always be thinking about the ordeal, and that may affect her self-esteem. C. When a young girl is molested, she may live thinking that sex is something that is painful, forceful and a sign of exploitation and that may hinder her from having a successful sexual experience in the future IV. Body Paragraph: Child abuse may lead to social isolation. A. A child who experiences a life threatening form of child abuse may not be able to make friends in future, leading to isolation (McCann & Pearlman, 2015) B. For instance, if a child is left in the care of a cruel nanny who usually assaults her, the child will grow up in fear of people and that will affect her social interactions THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE ON LATER ADULTHOOD C. The memory of suffering in the hands of stranger live with children and that is capable of negatively impacting their perception, preventing them from making friends in adulthood. V. Body Paragraph: Adults who experienced child abuse are prone to chronic low level depression A. Stress that comes with childhood abuse is capable of having a tremendous impact on the hormonal balance of the children and that will grow with them into adulthood, leading to chronic depression (Johnson-Reid et al., 2012) B. Depression is in most cases caused by the body’s reaction to stress. When somebody is stressed, as is common among victims of abuse, the body’s chemical balance is affected and that will led to depression in adulthood. C. The stress, which accompanies child abuse stays with the victims even in adulthood since the thought of the abuse, does not usually go away, leading to the chronic depression. VI. Body Paragraph: Victims of child abuse especially sexual abuse experience conflicted marriage A. Sexual abuse has a long lasting impact on a child’s idea of sex. The child will in the future fail to appreciate the beauty of sex and that will in the long run affect the marriage (Chen et al., 2010). B. A woman who experienced sex abuse when she was a child is likely to have a troubled sex life, a problem that will in the long run affect her marriage. VII. Conclusion !4 THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE ON LATER ADULTHOOD !5 A. Restated thesis statement: The pain and trauma, which are caused by child abuse, do not easily leave the victims even in adulthood, and that is will adversely affect various aspects of their lives. B. The past memories of childhood abuse do not leave the victims even in their adulthood C. When the scars or evidence of abuse do not heal, the victims will continually look at the scars and that will always remind them of the ordeal and it is important to develop strategies which would help the individuals to overcome the problem. D. Replace this text with a sentence or two that recaps the background or context for the argument. Consider adding a universal message or call to action. THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE ON LATER ADULTHOOD !6 References Beach, S. R., Brody, G. H., Todorov, A. A., Gunter, T. D., & Philibert, R. A. (2011). Methylation at 5HTT mediates the impact of child sex abuse on women's antisocial behavior: an examination of the Iowa adoptee sample. Psychosomatic medicine, 73(1), 83. Chen, L. P., Murad, M. H., Paras, M. L., Colbenson, K. M., Sattler, A. L., Goranson, E. N., ... & Zirakzadeh, A. (2010, July). Sexual abuse and lifetime diagnosis of psychiatric disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 85, No. 7, pp. 618-629). Elsevier. Hornor, G. (2010). Child sexual abuse: Consequences and implications. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 24(6), 358-364. Jonson-Reid, M., Kohl, P. L., & Drake, B. (2012). Child and adult outcomes of chronic child maltreatment. Pediatrics, peds-2011. McCann, L., & Pearlman, L. A. (2015). Psychological trauma and adult survivor theory: Therapy and transformation. Routledge.

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Running head: THE IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE ON LATER ADULTHOOD

The Impact of Child Abuse on Later Adulthood
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Introduction
One of the most disturbing events that have potential long-term and extensive
consequences in the victims is child abuse. As a result, childhood abuse either physical or sexual
has become a subject that has obtained much attention in recent years. Childhood physical and
sexual assault has been associated with greater levels of sexual problems, anxiety, social
relationship issues, denial, depression, self-blame eating disorders, guilt, repression, and
dissociative patterns in adulthood. Therefore, it is essential that counselors have the knowledge
and familiarity with the long-term impacts and symptoms correlated with child abuse to assist
gain a deeper comprehension of what is required in therapy. The pain and trauma, which are as a
result of child abuse, do not easily leave the victims even in adulthood, and that it will adversely
affect various aspects of their lives.
The past memories of childhood abuse do not leave the victims even in their adulthood
The earlier memories of childhood assault remain fresh in the minds of the offended
even in their later life. Concerning the child abuse, the past is not usually considered the past.
Precisely, it is not the past as the victims survives with it and is manifested in adulthood. As
noted by Beach et al. (2011), people who experienced child abuse would in their adulthood
dislike associating with strangers or individuals they may not have confidence with. As adults,
victims may still hate being in presence of strangers as a mechanism of coping when they feel
threatened or unsafe. Furthe...

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