What are the purposes of the CWS Program?
What can become a factor in a child abuse case?
What is not permitted in public schools, foster homes, group homes and other child caring institutions?
What is Severe Physical Abuse?
What are the signs of Physical Abuse?
What are the Behavioural indicators of Child Abuse?
What are the Special Treatment Techniques that are effective crisis intervention in Child Abuse and Neglect?
Child sexual abuse medical/evidentiary examinations have emerged as a new form of medical expertise. Some States have protocols for medical examiners to follow. What is the purpose of the evaluation?
Who shall be punished by not more than 1 year in a county jail or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or both?
What happens after a report is made?
What are the four factors affecting the consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect?
A. Refers to those situations where the child's health is endangered, including malnutrition.
B. (1) reduce unnecessary foster care placements, (2) safely reunify foster care children with their families, (3) increase the stability of foster care placements, and (4) place more foster care children into adoptions, when appropriate.
C. Has unexplained burns, bites, bruises,broken bones, or black eyes; Has fading bruises or other marks noticeable after an absence from school; Seems frightened of the parents and protests or cries when it is time to go home; Shrinks at the approach of adults; and Reports injury by a parent or another adult caregiver.
D. Drinking leads to neglect, willful cruelty or unjustified punishment (which by definition includes the endangerment of the child’s person or health) or the physical injury or death of a child.
E. Any single act of abuse that causes physical trauma of sufficient severity that, if left untreated, would cause permanent physical disfigurement, permanent physical disability, or death; Any single act of sexual abuse that causes significant bleeding, deep bruising, or significant external or internal swelling; More than one act of physical abuse, each of which causes bleeding, deep bruising, significant external or internal swelling, bone fracture, or unconsciousness; and The willful, prolonged failure to provide adequate food.
F. Humor, generalization, self-disclosure, storytelling, limit-setting, and instillation of hope.
G. Any mandated reporter who willfully fails to report abuse or neglect, or any person who impedes or inhibits a report of abuse or neglect, where that abuse or neglect results in death or great bodily injury.
H. The child might be afraid or reluctant to go home, or might run away; show unusual aggression, rages, or tantrums; flinch when touched; have changes in school performance and attendance; withdraw from family, friends, and activities previously enjoyed; have poor self-esteem (eg, describe himself or herself as bad, feel punishment is deserved, be very withdrawn); or have suicidal thoughts or exhibit self-destructive behaviour (eg, self-mutilation, suicide attempt, extreme risk-taking behaviour.)
I. When receiving a report about suspected child abuse or neglect, the social worker or law enforcement officer on duty will speak to the person making the report in order to obtain information about the child; No two reports are handled in exactly the same way. Decisions by all the people involved are based on each child’s situation; and Where it appears that the child is in danger, the response will be immediate.
J. To examine the child for forensic evidence of recent or chronic trauma, to assess the possibility of sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy, and to provide medical treatment.
K. The child’s age and developmental status when the abuse or neglect occurred; The type of maltreatment (physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, etc.); The frequency, duration, and severity of the maltreatment; and The relationship between the child and the perpetrator.