excercise 1.7 - caregivers that seriously harm...

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Khoa Tran Instructor Brenda H. Bryant English 1301 19 July, 2011 Exercise 2.4 Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect Specific ,accurate understanding of the extent of maltreatment in American society, the  nature of the maltreatment that occur, and the consequences it has for children are  crucial to inform policies regarding child protection and to guide the design of prevention  and treatment programs. This article examines how child abuse and  neglect are  defined and discusses the controversies that surround that definition ,which attracts  attention because it justifies government interventionto stop actions by parents or 
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Unformatted text preview: caregivers that seriously harm children.This article also presents statistics indicating how widespread maltreatment is ,reviews research on the characteristic of families that are more prone to abuse or neglect and summarizes knowledge about the impact of maltreatment on children.Finally,it mention the effort of public child protective service agencies to responsibly ration call on their limted resources by using risk assessment approadches to target scare service to the children who need them the most...
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