WSU HD 300 - Spanking (5 pages)

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Washington State University
Hd 300 - child abuse and neglect

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HD 300 1st Edition Lecture 6 Outline of Last Lecture I Corporal Punishment Outline of Current Lecture I Spanking II Cultural differences in the Unites States III Is spanking violence IV Hitting Children v Hitting Wives V Myths about Spanking VI Short Term Effects VII Long Term Effects VIII Neurological Effects IX Corporal Punishment in Schools X Conclusions XI Alternatives to Spanking XII Shaken Baby Syndrome a defined Current Lecture Spanking Age at which children are most often spanked o Begins in infancy Can you imagine spanking a baby Happens when they have colic and won t stop crying o Peaks at age 2 4 o Declines as the child gets older on average not in every household o Approximately 25 of children age 15 17 are still being spanked Boys are spanked more but not much more Cultural Differences USA Research suggests research never proves anything o Highest incidence in African American families o Lowest incidence in Asian American families o Highest rates in southern states followed by Midwestern states o Lowest rates in Northeast and far Western states These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Is Spanking Violence Violence the intention to cause or pain or injury Both corporal punishment and violence are intentional If a parent causes injury while spanking it is violent and physically abusive Hitting Children vs Hitting Wives Hitting children is socially acceptable and legal However hitting a wife is a crime now Children often believe they deserve to be hit So do battered wives Hitting children usually does not result in injury Only about 3 of assaults on women require medical attention Hitting children results in emotional trauma similar to that suffered by battered women Minor assaults on wives can escalate into severe violence Corporal punishment can escalate in abuse Myths see handout Examples o o o o o o o o o Short Term see handout Research

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