Case Study : Holly Hunt And Savannah Wilson Essay

1821 Words Dec 12th, 2016 8 Pages
This case study involves a third grade student who was suspected of being sexual abused in her home. The student confided the information to a friend. The friend told the teacher about the abuse and the teacher informed the school counselor. After a verbal counseling session and play therapy, the student showed signs of sexual abuse. The State of Maryland requires an official report of sexual abuse to be reported in forty-eight hours to Child Protective Services, the school principal made an official report of the abuse to CPS. Keywords: sexual abuse, CPS, ethics

METHOD Using the case study provided, an analytical analysis was prepared using ethical and/or legal questions provided at the end of the case study.

RESULT In this case study, Holly Hunt and Savannah Wilson are third grade students at Vanderbilt Elementary School. Holly believes her friend Savannah is a victim of sexual abuse because of conversations Savannah shared with Holly. Savannah also told Holly she did not want to go home because her stepfather likes to "play house." Holly informed their teacher, Mrs. Kelly, that Savannah was insisting on going home with her one Friday after school. Holly also told Mrs. Kelly about personal conversations Savannah shared with her. Mrs. Kelly immediately informed Ms. Tess, the school counselor about her conversation with Holly. The following morning, Ms. Tess spoke separately with both girls. During a play therapy session that involved nude dolls,…

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