Week 3 discussion question 1
How serious is sibling abuse? Do you believe it is more serious than rape? Why?
When does normal childhood curiosity become abuse?
If a father sexually abuses his ten-year-old daughter, should we remove his eight-year old
Week 3 Discussion Chapter 6
How long has ritualistic child abuse existed? Is a sex ring a form of ritualistic abuse? Why
or why not?
Should we enact special laws that enhance punishment for those convicted or ritualistic
I believe ritualistic child
Discussion Board Question 1
Response Week 5
It is important to understand the many theories of spousal abuse so we can learn from and
rehabilitate the abusers and victims. Unfortunately studies have not been able to pin point the
Discussion Board Week 6
Is elder abuse more or less serious than child abuse? Why? What is the most serious form or type of
elder abuse? Which of the theories discussing elder abuse do you favor? Why?
I do not feel that elderly abuse is more or
Discussion Board Week 7
Should victims who are HIV-positive be treated any differently than other victims? Why? Should
a person with HIV/AIDS be required to disclose that fact to family members? To sexual
partners? To workplace associates? To f
Week 2 Discussion Board
If you were a professional working in an environment that includes young children and you
observed a child exhibiting symptoms that led you to suspect child sexual abuse, what
would you do? Which should be punished more
Week 6 Question 1
Is elder abuse more or less serious than child abuse? Why? What is the
most serious form or type of elder abuse? Which of the theories discussing
elder abuse do you favor? Why?
I dont think elder abuse is more or less serious than chil
Week 2 Discussion question 2
How can physicians and nurses protect themselves from charges that they misdiagnosed a child as a
failure to thrive?
If they are unsure of the medical condition, should they allow the child to return home with the
Discussion Board Week 8
What is stalking?
What if the victim is unaware that she is being watched and followed?
Has the perpetrator committed the crime of stalking?
Is it stalking if someone uses a telescope and repeatedly observes the victim f
Discussion Board Week 4
Can you list any professionals who should be mandated to report suspected cases of child abuse?
Who are they?
Why should they be included?
Should we waive the privilege that many professionals have with their clients or
Discussion Board for Week I
Based on your reading of the chapter, how would you define family violence? What is the most
accurate method to measure the incidence of family violence? Why is this method more reliable
than others? Which of the the