Child Abuse and Neglect Essay

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ASSIGNMENT 1: SOCIAL ISSUE- CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
KIM CARTER
SOCIOLOGY
PROFESSOR PATRICIA HENNINGTON
JANRUARY 29, 2012

Child abuse and neglect
The issue of child abuse and neglect is serious, controversial, and is escalating in today’s society. Many people are not aware, but child abuse is rampant in our society. Many child abuse and neglect cases go unreported because a person may not know the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect or perhaps the person or person may feel that this is an private issue and needs to be handle with in the home and no outsiders should be involved. Without the proper awareness of child abuse and neglect and the involvement of everyone this issue will continue to raise our eyebrows. Child
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Child protective Services are the agency that is mandated by law to conduct an initial assessment or investigation of reports of child abuse and neglect. This agency does not work alone it involves communities, law enforcement officers, different health care providers, mental health professionals, educators, legal and court system personnel and substitute care providers are all involved to help prevent ,identify, investigate, and treat the abuse and neglect of children (www.children-laws.laws.com)tegrated. Another way that can be recommended in improving child abuse and neglect is to the utilization of community services. To be effective in improving the prevention of child abuse and neglect social support needs to be integrated with community services such as, social skill training, home based family intervention and awareness, emergency assistance, parenting educations, and intensive therapy. Contracting with community based services will aid in the needs of children and families in their own neighborhoods that are experiencing child abuse and neglect and reduce time and burden to families in need from traveling long distance to receive needed services (www.childwelfare.gov). With child abuse and neglect being an issue that may be ignored for numerous of reasons and yet continue to hurt and hinder many for some of the same reasons

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