(1) Include the study of the assessment and method of reporting of sexual assault.icide Risk Assessment
What are the purposes of the CWS Program?
Who must report Child Abuse & Neglect?
(2) Assessment and method of reporting of neglect, severe neglect, and general neglect
What is Severe Neglect?
(3) Assessment and method of reporting of willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment
What can become a factor in a child abuse case?
(4) Assessment and method of reporting of corporal punishment or injury
What is not permitted in public schools, foster homes, group homes and other child caring institutions?
(5) Assessment and method of reporting of abuse in out=of-home care
What are the possible settings Children may live in out-of-home care?
(6) Physical and behavioral indicators
What is Severe Physical Abuse?
What are the five signs of Physical Abuse?
What are the seven Behavioural indicators of Child Abuse?
(7) Crisis counseling techniques
What are the Special Treatment Techniques that are effective crisis intervention in Child Abuse and Neglect?
(8) Community resources
What does community resource Child Abuse Councils provide?
(9) Rights and responsibilities of reporting
What are the reporting responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter?
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?
(10) Condequences of failure to report
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?
(11) Caring for a child's needs after a report is made and sensitivity to previously abused children and adults
What happens after a report is made?
(12) Implications and methods of treatment for children and adults
How well Is the CWS Program Performing?
What are the factors affecting the consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect?
How do the therapist address the scarring and permanent damage reminding the child of the maltreatment?
A. Child care custodians, health practitioners, child protective agency personnel, child visitation monitors, firefighters, animal control officers or humane society officers, commercial film and photographic processors and clergy.
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. 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.
D. Refers to those situations where the child's health is endangered, including malnutrition.
E. Kinship or relatives' homes, family foster homes, treatment foster homes, or group or residential care.
F. Corporal Punishment.
G. 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.
H. 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.
I. Humor, generalization, self-disclosure, storytelling, limit-setting, and instillation of hope.
J. 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.)
K. Report such suspected incident of abuse or neglect to a designated agency immediately or as soon as practically possible by telephone and shall prepare and send a written report thereof within 36 hours of receiving the information concerning the incident.
L. Provide information and referral; educational services including book and film library. Usually are multidisciplinary in nature, and help coordinate service delivery. Provide visibility to the problem of child abuse.
M. 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.
N. 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.
O. There is significant variation among the counties in the percentage of reports of abuse/neglect that are "screened out" at the initial contact stage; The percentage of children returning to the CWS Program (recidivism) is increasing; Family reunifications are not increasing relative to the growth in new foster care cases; Reliance on foster care is increasing; A significant number of foster care children have experienced multiple placements, indicating a lack of stability in their living environments; The use of group homes is increasing more than family homes, which is contrary to one of the statutory placement priorities for the Foster Care Program; and A significant number of foster care children who are eligible for the ILP are not receiving these services.
P. 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.
Q. Have the child receive a thorough medical exam; examine experiences and feelings related to any time spent in the hospital; help the child who is disfigured by the abuse express his/her anger and sense of loss of a healthy and normal body; explore the child’s embarrassment about injuries, possible envy of children who are not disfigured, and fear of rejection because of appearance; use role play and anticipatory planning to practice replies to questions people ask about injuries or scars; help the child develop responses to questions about their injuries that do not elicit fear, rejection, or pity; and help the child develop an identity that is based on behavior and accomplishments, rather than on body image.
R. 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.