CH 11 STUDY GUIDE 1. What responsibility do teachers or child care providers have to report child abuse? 2. Identify three ways schools can serve as a defense against child abuse. 3. Describe the history of the recognition of child abuse in the United States. 4. How can you identify child abuse? 5. What is Shaken Baby Syndrome? Why should parents and child care providers be careful not to shake their babies? Why are infants in greatest peril if they are abused? 6. What patterns may occur in emotional abuse? 7. What are the categories of sexual abuse? Describe some of the symptoms that might indicate sexual abuse. What percentage of sexual abusers are family members or known to the family? 8. What is the status of corporal punishment in the schools? Why do child abuse specialists oppose corporal punishment? What are the reasons to abandon it? 9. What factors are prevalent in abusive families? 10. What are some of the behaviors that a child might exhibit if abused? Discuss these responses. 11. What are some characteristics and risk factors related to parents who abuse their children? 12. Discuss the seven parenting patterns that may precipitate abuse. 13. What should be considered in developing a policy on child abuse and neglect? 14. What are some Dos and Donts of talking with the family and with the child? 15. What types of programs can help prevent abuse? 16. What special considerations should be addressed in sexual abuse intervention?
17. What organization helps children around the world who are being abused?18. What type of abuse is most prevalent worldwide?19. Who is most likely to abuse children in the U.S.?