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  • The social work profession has a long tradition of involvement with the child welfaresystem, working to support thousands of children and their families who are victimsOf child abuse and neglect each year
  • The impact of child maltreatment can be profound. Research shows that child maltreatment is associated with adverse health and mental health outcomes in children and families, and those negative effects can last a lifetime.It is well documented that children who have been abused or neglected are more likely to experience adverse outcomes throughout their life span in a number of areasPoor physical health • Poor emotional and mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and attempts, post-traumatic stress disorder);• Social difficulties (e.g., insecure attachments with caregivers, which may lead to difficulties in developing trusting relationships with peers and adults later in life);• Cognitive dysfunction (e.g., deficits in attention, abstract reasoning, language development, and problem-solving skills, which ultimately affect academicachievement and school performance);• High-risk health behaviors (e.g., a higher number of lifetime sexual partners, younger age at first voluntary intercourse, teen pregnancy, alcohol and substance abuse); and • Behavioral problems (e.g., aggression, juvenile delinquency, adult criminality, abusive or violent behavior) (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2006; Goldman, Salus,Wolcott, & Kennedy, 2003; Hagele, 2005).Abused children often suffer physical injuries including cuts, bruises, burns, and broken bones. As a result, children who are abused or neglected are at higher risk for health problems as adults. These problems include alcoholism, depression, drug abuse, eating disorders, obesity, high-risk sexual behaviors, smoking, suicide, and certain chronic diseases.3,4
  • By the early 1900s, the first state laws to prevent child abuse and neglect were passedIt is difficult to say when the modern child protection movement began but (read slide)first two (-)In 1962, Dr. C. Henry Kempe and his colleagues led the identification and recognition of child abuse with their rearched labeled. he Battered Child Syndrome. Battered child syndrome refers to injuries sustained by a child as a result of physical abuse.theriregarded as the single most significant event in creating awareness and exposing the reality of abuse. It gave doctors a way to understand and do something about child abuse and neglect.Kempepersuaded Federal and State policymakers tosupport the adoption of a formal child abuse reporting system. Between 1963 and 1967,all States and the District of Columbia passedchild abuse reporting laws that require professionals and other individuals who work or interact with children to report suspected abuse to child protective service (CPS) agencies.. Federal reportingguidelines were established in 1974 with theauthorization of the first Federal Child Abuseand Neglect Prevention and Treatment Act.The federal government defines child abuse and neglect in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act as "the physical and mental injury, sexual abuse, negligent treatment, or maltreatment of a child under the age of 18 by a person who is responsible for the child’s welfare under circumstances which indicate that the child’s health or welfare is harmed or threatened."2 Each state provides its own definition of child abuse and neglect\\****The key Federal legislation addressing childabuse and neglect is the Child Abuse Preventionand Treatment Act (CAPTA), originally enactedon January 31, 1974 CAPTA authorized federal funds to improve thestate response to physical abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse. CAPTAfocused particular attention on improved investigation and reporting. Inaddition, CAPTA provided funds for training, for regional multidisciplinarycenters focused on child abuse and neglect, and for demonstrationprojects. This law created the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN), which developed standards for handling reports of child maltreatment. It played a major role inshaping the nationwide system of governmental child protective services in place today.
  • Increasingly, concerned citizens and organizations are realizing that the best way to prevent child abuse is to help parents develop the skills and identify the resources they need to understand and meet their children's emotional, physical, and developmental needs and protect their children from harmResearch has shown that parents and caregivers who have support—from family, friends, neighbors, and their communities—are more likely to provide safe and healthy homes for their children. When parents lack this support or feel isolated, on the other hand, they may be more likely to make poor decisions that can lead to neglect or abuse.
  • Social workers know that working with the child means working with the wholefamily and with other environmental factors in a culturally competent way.
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  • we need to make sure children are safe, we need to make sure that the staff that provide these services to families are capable of making the best decisions possible for the families and they have the support in making those decisions.Because first of all, you’ll never fit all the work in an eight hour day and there’s always circumstances which will keep you out in the field later hours or earlier. Sometimes on weekends.
  • we need to make sure children are safe, we need to make sure that the staff that provide these services to families are capable of making the best decisions possible for the families and they have the support in making those decisions.Because first of all, you’ll never fit all the work in an eight hour day and there’s always circumstances which will keep you out in the field later hours or earlier. Sometimes on weekends.
  • child abuse and neglect

    1. 1. By: Christina Garcia
    2. 2.  The impact of child maltreatment can be profound. Research shows that child maltreatment is associated with adverse mental health, physical health and negative social outcomes in children and families, and those negative effects can last a lifetime.
    3. 3.  More than five children die every day as a result of child abuse. Children who experience child abuse & neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 30% more likely to commit violent crime More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some way
    4. 4.  About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse. About 80% of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder 14% of all men in prison in the USA were abused as children 36% of all women in prison were abused as children
    5. 5.  Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy As many as two-thirds of the people in treatment for drug abuse reported being abused or neglected as children Children whose parents abuse alcohol and other drugs are three times more likely to be abused and more than four times more likely to be neglected than children from non-abusing families.
    6. 6.  Early preventative movements  Society forthe Prevention of Cruelty to Children  The Social Security Act of 1935  Dr. C. Henry Kempe’s work on “battered child syndrome”  The passage of the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act in 1974. (CAPTA)  Reporting Laws  Currently all 50 states and the District of Columbia have mandatory reporting laws
    7. 7.  Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Act Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Act Child Witness Trauma Reduction Act Neglected Children Offense Act Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
    8. 8. Preventing child abuse is not simply a matter of parents doing a better job, but rather it is about creating a context in which “doing better” is easier.
    9. 9.  Department of Human Services Department of Children and Family Services Schools Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Faith based organizations
    10. 10.  American Professional Society on Abuse of Children Child Abuse and Neglect Clearinghouse Child Abuse Prevention Network National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
    11. 11.  Illinois State Police - Missing Children From Illinois Illinois State Police - Sex Offender Information Bill of Rights for Children Illinois CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children
    12. 12.  Must be able to identify immediate threats made to a child and provide arrangements that comply with state and federal laws and agency procedures the candidate must have extensive experience as a child services counselor determines whether children are living in an unsafe environment. interviewing the parents and relatives as well as investigating the childs living conditions to better determine the welfare of the child. training in mediation and negotiation.
    13. 13.  Knowledge of child development and parenting, as well as direct assistance such as counseling and family mediation Help build parenting and daily living skills Assist the family with practical needs such as food, housing, and income support Cultural Competency
    14. 14. Does every child face the same threat?
    15. 15.  Social justice means all citizens are entitled to the same rights and services. Healthcare Reform Resources (Uninsured) Poverty and Economic Injustice Mounting poverty, hardships, social problems
    16. 16.  For the right person, it could be the toughest job you’ll ever love. Many people don’t understand. It’s not an 8 to 5 job. It never will be. Does it pay enough?
    17. 17.  because once you fall behind it becomes very overwhelming When you are talking about children and parent and families, that’s one of the most vital pieces in our society work to keep our children safe from abuse and neglect in our roles with time and skill and competence be able to touch a family and engage a family in a way that they’ll begin to see that something is not going right with their family
    18. 18.  http://www.childsworld.ca.gov/res/pdf/Pathway.pdf http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publis hing/insights_law_society/ChildProtectionHistory.aut hcheckdam.pdf http://www.childsworld.ca.gov/res/pdf/Pathway.pdf http://www.naccchildlaw.org/?page=childmaltreatme nt
    19. 19.  http://www.childhelp.org/pages/statistics http://www.cwla.org/advocacy/CAPTASummaryandH istory.pdf http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/marapr2007 p24.shtml http://www.apsac.org/

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