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Child Abuse

  1. 1. Child Abuse/Neglect, Reporting Suicide Ideation<br />Counselors: Ms. Stepanenko<br />Ms. Adams<br />
  2. 2. Child Abuse and Neglect <br />Inflicting or failing to reasonably prevent others from inflicting mental or emotional injury impairing child's growth, development, or psychological functioning; physical injury resulting in substantial harm, or which is at variance with explanation given; sexual abuse, exploitation, use of controlled substance resulting in mental or physical harm to child<br />
  3. 3. Mandatory Reporting Required By<br />"Professionals" including teachers, nurses, doctors, day care employees, employees of state-licensed or certified organizations with direct contact with children, clergy, mental health professional, attorney, reproductive health clinic worker, any person<br />
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  5. 5. Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect<br />Having cause to believe that a child's physical or mental health or welfare has been or may be adversely affected by abuse or neglect<br />
  6. 6. Report with in 48 hours (if emergency, report right away) <br />By Phone : 1-800-252-5400<br />By web :<br />If emergency, notify Campus Police and Administration in addition to making report <br />
  7. 7. Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting<br />Class B misdemeanor Physical injury resulting in substantial harm; mental or emotional injury; failure to prevent injury; harmful sexual conduct or pornography; failure to prevent use of controlled substance by child False report: Class A misdemeanor<br />
  8. 8. Suicide Ideation and depression in teens <br />The difference between teenage and adult depression<br />Depression in teens can look very different from depression in adults. <br />Irritable or angry mood – As noted above, irritability, rather than sadness, is often the predominant mood in depressed teens. A depressed teenager may be grumpy, hostile, easily frustrated, or prone to angry outbursts. <br />Unexplained aches and pains – Depressed teens frequently complain about physical ailments such as headaches or stomachaches. If a thorough physical exam does not reveal a medical cause, these aches and pains may indicate depression. <br />Extreme sensitivity to criticism – Depressed teens are plagued by feelings of worthlessness, making them extremely vulnerable to criticism, rejection, and failure. This is a particular problem for “over-achievers.” <br />Withdrawing from some, but not all people – While adults tend to isolate themselves when depressed, teenagers usually keep up at least some friendships. However, teens with depression may socialize less than before, pull away from their parents, or start hanging out with a different crowd. <br />
  9. 9. Suicide Signs <br />Talking or joking about committing suicide. <br />Saying things like, “I’d be better off dead,” “I wish I could disappear forever,” or “There’s no way out.” <br />Speaking positively about death or romanticizing dying (“If I died, people might love me more”). <br />Writing stories and poems about death, dying, or suicide. <br />Engaging in reckless behavior or having a lot of accidents resulting in injury. <br />Giving away prized possessions. <br />Saying goodbye to friends and family as if for good. <br />Seeking out weapons, pills, or other ways to kill themselves. <br />
  10. 10. Procedures: <br />Treat any outcry seriously, even if it is stated in joking form <br />Notify counselor or /administrator /campus police RIGHT AWAY <br />Buzz Main office and ask for a counselor RIGHT AWAY. Do NOT say “ I have a student who said he/she wants to kill himself/herself”.<br />DO NOT release student. He/she must stay in your supervision until picked up by counselor/administrator/ campus police <br />