In the book Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper, there was a lot of child abuse. This book is based on two main characters going through different types of child abuse. One of the parents abuses the children all the time and the other parent is either ignorant to the situation or does not care that her children are being hurt. Forged by Fire shows readers how child abuse is dangerous problem that needs to be solved. In the real world, a website called Child Help, tells us that,”a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.
” So this issue doesn’t just live in a fictional place, but can take place in the house next door. Child abuse is when a child is abused physically, mentally, emotionally, sexually, or verbally by an adult. Child abuse can happen for various reasons; one may be because the adult in the situation was abused when they were younger and they feel their children should do through the same thing. Just because a person was abused as a child doesn’t mean that they will become a child abuser, however, the psychological damage from the abuse usually does lead them down that path (American Psychological Association) This happens to a lot of children and it is truly horrible what they do.
In Forged by Fire, the main characters, Gerald and Angel, have been abused in many ways. The worst offenses were from Jordan Sparks, “their” father. Jordan is a child molester and physically abusive. All of the characters were done with this abuse. In the beginning of this abuse no one said anything about this or did anything to stop the abuse.
Jordan used to slap Gerald and Angel and even his own wife. In the end they told a pretty trusty guy, Mr Washington, but they should’ve done something sooner. Jordan went to jail but when he came back, he started again. Researching Child abuse is pretty common because it is a bigger thing in this world. The author of Forged by Fire makes the reader understand that it is best to tell an adult and a trusty one. It is better for your future to tell an adult as soon as possible because it can get worse and that is not good. Childhood Psychological Abuse as harmful as sexual or physical abuse tell us that, “Children who are emotionally abused and neglected face similar and sometimes worse mental health problems as children who are physically or sexually abused, yet psychological abuse is rarely addressed in prevention programs or in treating victims, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.
” In conclusion,”Given the prevalence of childhood psychological abuse and the severity of harm to young victims, it should be at the forefront of mental health and social service training,” said study lead author Joseph Spinazzola. It can ruin any trust we have in people and not allowing us to trust others. If this happens from a family member, it will definitely ruin that relationship you had with that person. So Child Abuse is cruel and painful. I believe it should stop and anyone that does it should be arrested and stay for a long time. Child abuse are scars that can last a lifetime.