ESpartas- abuse & neglect

ESpartas abuse - Spartas 1 Abuse Neglect It is unfortunate but highly important that the topic of child maltreatment is discussed I think that this

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Spartas 1 It is unfortunate, but highly important, that the topic of child maltreatment is discussed. I think that this is a terrible issue; it is something that is saddening to think about. However, one must recognize that problems such as this are a reality. In light of this, I believe that it is important to be well educated on the matter and to know what it is that can be done. In this manner, we can work towards improving the lives of children who are experiencing maltreatment. Although the topic of child maltreatment is a sorrowful one, it is better to be well educated about it that strides might be made towards reducing the occurrence of the act and helping those children who have been affected by it. In the future, as an elementary school teacher, I hope to help those children who have been exposed to maltreatment (despite my strongest hopes that it is a problem I will never have to deal with). One might encounter several different types of child abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, negligent treatment, and abandonment. (Protecting the abused and neglected child, 5-7) At the elementary school grade level there are several different indicators one might notice. After one has noted such indicators it is possible to take action through a report. Physical abuse can be defined as “non-accidental infliction of physical injury or physical mistreatment on a child.” (Protecting the abused and neglected child, 5) The indicators for this type of abuse vary. One common indicator is that of bruises, especially those grouped together or that resemble the shape of an object that might have been used to cause them. Another is that of inhibited movement (raising his or her arms might be difficult or the child may limp for example). In addition, a child may experience pain and the area may be sensitive to the touch. Something to consider is injuries that are “inconsistent with normal play” or strange injuries (such as bite marks, missing clumps of hair, or pain when breathing).(Documenting indicators of child abuse) Apart from the physical indicators, actions and demeanor of the child serve as a sign as well. Depending on the child, some indicators might be unhappiness, lack of cooperation, an aggressive nature, or careful attention to obedience. (Documenting indicators of child abuse)
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course EDU 300 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '09 term at BYU.

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ESpartas abuse - Spartas 1 Abuse Neglect It is unfortunate but highly important that the topic of child maltreatment is discussed I think that this

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