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Unformatted text preview: In case of institutional elder abuse, your actions may result in an investigation by an outside agency. Figure 4-2 Table 4-1 Child Abuse Facts In 1996 child protective service agencies investigated more than 2 MILLION reports of alleged maltreatment of more than 3 MILLION children and found that 1 MILLION children were victims. Neglect is the MOST common form of abuse Cont'd Neglect is the failure to provide physical care or failure to provide emotional care. Most substantiated reports of child abuse or neglect come form professional sources! Children in ETOH abusing families are 4 times more likely to be mistreated, 5 time more likely to be physically abused, and 10 times more likely to be emotionally abused. Child abuse can occur from infancy to age 18 and can be inflicted by any number of caregivers. Characteristics of abusers Demonstrate immature behavior Show personal preoccupation (self centered) Have a little perception of how a child feels Are critical of the child and seldom touch or look at the child Are unconcerned about injury Blame the child for the injury or illness Child abuse comes in many forms. Be alert and report any concerns you may have regarding abuse or neglect. Figure 4-3 Preabuse State The adult makes several calls for help within a 24hour period to 911 or s...
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