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CHILD ABUSEHas child abuse gone up or down since 2007? By: Jennifer Hess Block E Google Images December 4, 2011
WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE?According to the article “At Issue:Child Abuse”:Child abuse is any maltreatment of achild. According to the article “Law Enforcement Response to ChildAbuse,” “Child abuse is a community problem.” Google Images
CHILD ABUSE RATES HAVE GONE DOWN SINCE 2007According to the article “New Federal ReportShows drop in Child Abuse Rates” it has gonedown"The results show too many children still suffer from abuse and neglect, and we have not yet experienced the full impact from the economic situation," says Carmen Nazario, HHS assistant secretary for children and families.
TYPES OF CHILD ABUSE•Physical injury•Mental injury•Exploitation•Sexual abuse
TYPES• Abandonment• Congenital drug abuse• Witnessing family violence•Neglect Google Images
MOST COMMON FORM OF CHILD ABUSE•According to the article “New Federal Report Shows Drop in Child AbuseRates” in 2008 neglect was highest•Physical Abuse was second•Sexual abuse was third•Lastly psychological maltreatment•In 1994 the highest child abuse was still neglect
MOST LIKELY TO BE ABUSEDAccording to the article “At Issue: Child Abuse” the most likelyto be abused are:•Children under three years of age•Followed by four to seven years of age Google Images
MOST LIKELY TO BE ABUSEDAccording to the article “Child Maltreatment 2007--Summaryand Introduction” it depends on gender•Girls in 2007 were abused a little more then boys•Boys were not far behind Google Images
MOST LIKELY TO BE ABUSEDAccording to the article “New Federal Report Shows Drop inChild Abuse Rates” child abuse sometimes depends on race•The article states in 2008 the highest abuse rates were ofwhite children•Then Hispanic• After that African American
THE REASONS CHILDREN DON’T SAY ANYTHING•According to the article “Law Enforcement Responseto Child Abuse”:•The child might have a bond with the abuser•The child doesn’t want the abuser to be punished•They could possibly tell the story but not the wholeone•No proof Google Images
THE WAY CHILD ABUSE CASES ARE DISCOVERED•Sometimes reports are ﬁled by:• Teachers• Professionals - Police Ofﬁcers, Doctors, School Personnelbesides teachers• Social workers•Calls from a:• Parent• Child• Neighbor• Or domestic disturbance calls Google Images
THE STATES IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAVE THE HIGHEST CHILD ABUSE RATEThe article “Report Faults Many States on Child Abuse Policies”state that 10 states had an F for a grade: Georgia Maryland Montana New Mexico North Dakota Pennsylvania South Dakota Tennessee Utah Vermont
THE STATES THAT HAVE THE LOWEST CHILD ABUSE RATESAccording to the same article 6 states received an A or A minusfor grades: California Indiana Iowa Nevada New Hampshire Oregon
CHILD CARE WORKER•Child care workers take care, help and teachchildren when their parents are at work or can notbe home for some reason•Education: It varies widely from state to state;anywhere from a high school diploma to a collegedegree
CHILD CARE WORKERSalary: Entry level (2009): $7.04 per hourAverage (2009): $9.12 per hour Potential (2009): $13.98 per hourRelated Careers:Teacher assistantKindergarten, elementary, middle or secondary teacherSpecial education teacher
HIGH SCHOOL•Graduated from Atholton High School in 2008•Attended early childhood and development class Google Images
HOWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE•Located in Columbia, MD•Tuition: $119.00 per credit for in-county residents•Out-of-state tuition: $247.00 per credit•There are no set requirements to get into the college Google Images
COMMUNITY SERVICE•Volunteered at a horse camp•Worked at a soup kitchen•Volunteered at senior center/ at an adoption facility• Helped clean up the parks www.columbiahorsesenter.com
JOB EXPERIENCE•Taught kids how to play soccer•Life guard at the River Hill Pool•Teacher apprentice•Waitress at Ruby Tuesday Google Images
WHY I AM HIGHLY QUALIFIED FOR THIS JOB• I love to work with children• I babysat when I was younger•I can watch children longer then one day•I always try my best•I have worked with children all my life•I won employee of the month at Ruby Tuesdays
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