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1. What differences are present between day and evening care? The
biggest difference between day and evening care is that the children sleep at
the center during evening care and daycare is only for part of their day.
Evening care requires them to have set cribs and beds for the children to
sleep through the night comfortably.
2. How do regulations differ for child-care facilities compared to
family daycare homes? Daycare homes give the parents more flexibility
and offer the children to build better relationships and bonds with their
caregiver as that will be their primary caregiver everyday.
3. What are the types of abuse and what do they include? The types of
abuse are, but not limited to physical abuse,psychological abuse, sexual
abuse, sexual exploitation, physical neglect, medical neglect, or inadequate
supervision. Physical abuse kind of speaks for itself, but it is when a person
is causing harm to another person (or child) physically, psychological or
emotional abuse is when a person is causing harm to another person (or
child) verbally instead of by physically attacking them, sexual abuse is when
a person is sexually harming another person (or child), sexual exploitation is
when a person forces another person (or child) to engage in sexual activity,
prostitution, or pornography, physical neglect is when a parent(s), guardian,
or whoever is caring for the child is not providing them with their right to
basic necessities, medical neglect is when the parent(s), guardian, or
caregiver fails to seek or follow through with necessary medical care, and
inadequate supervision is when a person is supposed to taking care of
somebody younger than them or even older than them, but is not.
4. How should you handle a child telling you about abuse? You should
report it immediately, not tell anyone unless necessary, and more
importantly you need to report it yourself and let nobody else do it for you.
5. Describe possible signs of emotional abuse. People with depression,
and anxiety who are distant or anti-social are more often than not being
emotionally abused. Critical Thinking Questions
1. How might additional education or continuing education benefit
child-care providers? Additional education may benefit child-care
providers by providing them with more information and knowledge about
how they should care for children.
2. What are the benefits to parents of different types of child-care
homes and facilities? Well the different places can provide more of one
thing and less of another and it all just depends on what you are particular
about. Say you want your child to develop a better bond with their care
taker, you would probably want them at a child-care home instead of a
facility considering the staff to child ratio is much smaller, but if you’re
looking for your child to socialize and make friends you probably want to
enroll them into a facility because there are more children for them to
socialize and play with and of many different ages.
3. What red flags might appear in young children who are abused? In
young children some red flags might be that they might flinching when you
reach for them, they have recurring bruises in the same places often, or
they have a tendency to isolate themselves and/or act out.
4. What social or economic conditions increase the risk of abuse?
Drug and alcohol addiction, allowing strangers into your home, wasting
money and not being able to provide your child with basic necessities,
and/or living in a bad area with a lot of violence can put many children at
risk for abuse.
5. Describe potential issues with relationships or parental behaviors
that might suggest abuse. Potential issues with relationships and/or
parental behaviors are that one of the partners can seem intimidated of the
other and/or tends to be demanded by the other, the parent can constantly
be yelling at their significant other and child, and the child may be physically
neglected such as not having proper clothes or shoes or constantly wearing
old and worn out clothes and shoes. Lab Questions
Child Maltreatment <- your first lab link
1. What are some of the risk factors for child maltreatment? Some of
the risk factors for child maltreatment can be the fact that the child may
have disabilities, chronic illnesses, and difficult temperaments, and though
all children can be at risk for these things most children that are under three
are likely to experience them all and teenagers are at more at risk for sexual
2. What can child care workers do to help prevent child
maltreatment by parents? Child-care workers can help prevent child
abuse with these six protective factors:
1) Nurturing and attachment – adults who feel attached to their children
are less likely to maltreat them.
2) Knowledge of child development - Knowing how children are expected
to behave at certain developmental levels can reduce parental
frustration and stress, thus reducing the chances of child abuse.
3) Support for families - When families are struggling, it is time to
intervene with concrete support. This can be as simple as providing
them with phone numbers for resources, or making them aware of
what is available when times are tough.
4) Less social isolation – adults who feel they are part of a social support
system are less likely to maltreat their children. Provide a place for
families to socialize with others as part of your program.
5) Positive attitude - Encourage parents to seek support and take a
positive attitude in times of stress.
6) Good social skills - Make sure your program includes plenty of
opportunities for children to develop their social skills. Children should
never be blamed for abuse or neglect, but children who have good
self-regulation and other social skills are less likely to be maltreated.
7) Caregivers should also teach children how to recognize abuse and
neglect and help them have confidence to report it to trusted adults.
3. What are some staff selection procedures that early childhood
education centers can use to hire staff members who are less likely to abuse children? Some selection procedures that the education centers
should use are to work with the state agencies to complete all required
pre-employment screenings and checks, make sure to interview candidates
carefully, ask the right questions about past work history, and to check
references for all potential staff before hiring them.
4. What can childhood education centers do to reduce the chances of
child maltreatment happening on the premises? To reduce the chances
of child maltreatment happening on the premises the childhood education
centers should maintain safe adult-child ratios at all times throughout the
program, and set up program policies and environments so that children and
caregivers are never isolated from the view of others, assure that staff
members are never one-on-one with a child where no one can see them,
assure that children and school-agers should not have the opportunity to
spend one-to-one time unsupervised or isolated from view either (children
can also be maltreated by other children), provide pre-service and in-service
training for all staff, especially child development training and safe sleeping
practices training for all who work with infants, and mandate that all
suspected abuse or neglect is reported, including any abuse by other staff.
5. How should a child care professional respond if a child reports
maltreat to him or her? If a child reports maltreatment to a care provider
they should reassure the child that he or she did nothing wrong and that
they take what is said seriously, and that it is not the child’s fault, remember
not to interrogate and let the child explain to you in his or her own words
what happened, don’t ask leading questions as this may confuse and fluster
the child and make it harder for them to continue their story, avoid denial
and remain calm, and finally, start the process for documenting and report
the suspected abuse or neglect.
6. What should a child care professional do if they are not sure
whether or not a child’s report is true? Why? It doesn't matter if the
child-care professional is unsure of the truth of a child’s report, they must
still report it because it is the expert’s job to determine whether it is abuse
7. What are some factors in a childhood education setting that might
discourage a professional from reporting suspected maltreatment?
Why should reports be made anyway? Some factors that might discourage a professional from reporting the suspected maltreatment is that
they are afraid their life will be endangered and threatened or that the
child’s life may be endangered or threatened and reports should be made
anyway because the professionals can help and can support the child
through the process.
8. Why are child maltreatment laws important? Child maltreatment
laws are important because the child’s safety comes first. ...
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