Mutilation of a child’s spirit refers to any action or behavior that causes harm to a child’s emotional or psychological well-being. It can be intentional or unintentional and can manifest in various forms such as physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse.
Childhood trauma caused by abuse or neglect can have lifelong effects on a child’s mental health and wellbeing, leading to long-term consequences such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and even suicidal ideation.
It is important for adults, caregivers, and the community to take responsibility for ensuring the safety and well-being of children, and to create safe environments where children can thrive and develop into healthy adults.
If you or someone you know is experiencing or has experienced abuse or neglect, it is important to seek help and support from a trusted authority, such as a healthcare professional, counselor, or law enforcement.
© Linda C J Turner