Defining Child Abuse

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Defining Child Abuse Four Conceptualizations Legitimate Legitimate - A violent act that is culturally condoned, (e.g. slapping the hand of a 3 year old) Illegitimate Illegitimate - A violent act that is culturally condemned (e.g. punching the face of a 3 year old) Expressive Expressive - Violence is an end in itself (e.g. hitting someone out of anger Instrumental Instrumental - Violence is used as an end (e.g. motivation is to curb behavior)
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Defining Child Abuse Mandated reporters include: Psychiatrists, surgeons , residents , interns , dentists , dental hygienists , medical  examiners , pathologists , pathological physicians , thera pists , osteopaths , coroners , Christian Science practitioners , chiropractors , podiatrists , registered and  licensed practical nurses , emergency  medical technicians , hospital administrators  and other personnel involved in the  examination , care or treatment of patients , School personnel , teachers, educational  advocates assigned to a child pursuant to  the School Code , truant officers , directors  and staff assistants of day care centers and  nursery schools , child care workers , truant  officers , probation officers , law  enforcement officers , field personnel of the  Departments of Children and Family  Services , Public Health, Public Aid , Human  Services (acting as successor to the  Developmental Disabilities Rehabilitation  Services, or Public Aid) , Corrections , Human Rights workers
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Defining Child Abuse Key Definitions Child Any person under the age of 18 years
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Defining Child Abuse Child Physical Abuse Willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment of a child Child suffers unjustifiable physical or emotional pain Any adult who willfully places a child in a situation
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2010 for the course PSYC 386 taught by Professor Conner during the Spring '10 term at Roosevelt.

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