Child abuse is a big thing that goes down in “Forged By Fire”. This statement is corresponding to the book “Forged by Fire”. Which includes some of theses acts in the story affected by two main characters in the story. Well this piece will be showing the investigation of child abusing and how it connects with “Forged by Fire”. For example, how it can be stopped, the statistics of child abuse in United States, how it can be stopped, ect. I personally chose this topic because i think it makes you think about lucky we are as people. Also throughout this book, this is one of the most important topics talked about. Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, or psychological abuse or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or other caregiver. Child abuse may include any act or failure to act by a parent or other caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to a child, and can occur in a child’s home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with.The terms child abuse and child maltreatment are often used interchangeably, although some researchers make a distinction between them, treating child maltreatment as an umbrella term to cover neglect, exploitation, and trafficking. Different jurisdictions have developed their own definitions of what constitutes child abuse for the purposes of removing children from their families or prosecuting a criminal charge.Child abuse can be stopped by many different ways. First, this goes out to the parents, discipline your children thoughtfully. Never discipline your child when you are upset or heated. Give yourself a bit of time to calm down. Remember that discipline is a way to teach your child. Use privileges to encourage good behavior and time-outs to help your child regain control. According to forged by fire in chapter Eleven through Thirteen, Jordan is abusing the kids and he is furious and heated. Gerald, one of the main characters, then tells Mr. Washington what is going on at home. They then go to court, putting Jordan Sparks in Jail.Child abuse was happening various amount of times throughout “Forged by Fire”. What happened was In mostly In chapter Nine through Ten, Gerald sees: Monique, Angel, and Jordan. When he first saw Jordan, he knew from his gut that he was trouble. But when he saw Angel, he wondered who she was. In fact, he wondered why did she have on those black stockings in the heat. Aunt Queen saw that Angel needs good mothering, and she gave it to her. Aunt Queen picked up Angel and sat her on her lap. Giving Angel a warm hug. That caused Angel to loosen up and not only talk to but to trust her. That’s when Aunt Queen died and Gerald had to live with Monique, Jordan, and Angel. Which Angel is now his responsibility. This is when Jordan starts beating on both kids and MOnique is afraid of Jordan. And then this is where Gerald learns about how eles Jordan abuses Angel. But it did connect with a lot of this that happened like when Angel was dancing in chapter 13 , ” The story she danced was about a lost child, a child who feared the darkness but found the light with the help of the wind and the stars. It was as if the dance had been created just for her. As she danced, Gerald could feel her pain; he could see her fear and misery. The music was her voice, and the dance was her only means of escape.”. In Forged by Fire, it really makes you feel some type of way. This story just make all your emotions feel some type of way. It’s just so real, to the point where some people connect. Besides that, Child abuse is very common in a lot of ways. First, “Researchers used the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Core Data Set to analyze data from 5,616 youths with lifetime histories of one or more of three types of abuse: psychological maltreatment (emotional abuse or emotional neglect), physical abuse and sexual abuse. The majority (62 percent) had a history of psychological maltreatment, and nearly a quarter (24 percent) of all the cases were exclusively psychological maltreatment, which the study defined as caregiver-inflicted bullying, terrorizing, coercive control, severe insults, debasement, threats, overwhelming demands, shunning and/or isolation”. Furthermore, ” Children who had been psychologically abused suffered from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, symptoms of post-traumatic stress and suicidality at the same rate and, in some cases, at a greater rate than children who were physically or sexually abused. Among the three types of abuse, psychological maltreatment was most strongly associated with depression, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, attachment problems and substance abuse. Psychological maltreatment that occurred alongside physical or sexual abuse was associated with significantly more severe and far-ranging negative outcomes than when children were sexually and physically abused and not psychologically abused, the study found. Moreover, sexual and physical abuse had to occur at the same time to have the same effect as psychological abuse alone on behavioral issues at school, attachment problems and self-injurious behaviors, the research found”. But this was solved by Jordan dying in a fire in the house they were living in. Burning all of Gerald, Angel, and Monique’s troubles and darkness within them away. In this statement showed how child abuse is used throughout Forged by fire. Including How was this problem solved. Or how did it all start with Angel and Gerald.