Skip to comments.[January 16, 2013 Korea] Most Abused Kids Returned to Abusive Parents (South Korea)
Posted on 09/02/2013 7:13:30 PM PDT by TexGrill
Seven out of 10 children who were abused by their parents nonetheless return to their care, according to a study, and 10 percent end up being abused again.
Lee Yeo-jin, a researcher with the National Assembly Research Service, analyzed data compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and found that 83.1 percent of the 6,058 cases of child abuse in 2011 were committed by the child's parents, and 86.6 percent occurred at home.
But 72.6 percent of the children who were abused by their parents had to stay at their homes, even though they often needed therapy and medical treatment in the interim.
The report estimates that 2.51 million children were abused in 2011 alone.
Even if authorities took steps to deal with reported child abuse, 9.3 percent of those who were returned home from temporary shelters were then abused again.
Research by the Ministry of Health and Welfare shows that 85.6 percent of the abuse cases in 2011 were committed by parents, but 57.9 percent of the abused children were sent back home after getting some help from a counselor.
"If the abuse was not serious or if the child wants to go back home, we have no choice but to send them back," said a staffer at a childcare facility.
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Where the line is for punishable abuse must be a pretty high bar. If Kdrama’s are any indication, and they likely are not, physical punishments and even slaps and stuff don’t even seem to raise an eyebrow.
I know my ex was a Korean woman. A blue day for me meant the kids and I looked black and blue from a pummelling. And you can’t stop them. They get one scratch on their body, they call the cops and say the dad hit the kids and the woman. I was definitely in a no-win scenario.
but if she looks like a Kdrama/Kpop star it might be worth it.
90% don’t return. Good results.
Trust me, now way. She did look like one though. When they’re nice they’re super-nice, but they got a hair-trick temper and when it flares up, you’re lucky if the rage subsides after a 4-5 hours. You just wait out the storm, but enough was enough when one storm lasted for 1 week. You try to last 7 days without sleeping or eating and if you try to drive away they jump on the hood of the car or lie down right next to the wheels. You can’t escape.
Sounds like a bad Lifetime Movie.
or a better SyFy one. lol
90% is a good result if the number is accurate. But it probably means the parents get smarter about abusing their kids without detection. Then they coach the kid about what to say if somebody starts asking questions. They emotionally blacmail the kids and tell them that if they get sent away they go to a very bad place. So I don’t blame the kids for shutting up and say they want to return home. They really don’t know better. So it’s really sad.
You would think so, but the first thing my ex did when I went through divorce proceedings was impose a “no talking” clause. She knew I was a good writer and I used to watch Lifetime quite often. That’s why I try to protect my identity in public. I don’t even use my real name when I write articles that get printed in the media, even if I write a story about flying a kite in Beijing.
I’m watching a Korean drama in another window right now, its episode 9 before I realized there are 50 episodes. Yikes. I’m hooked now.