CHILDHOOD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

| July 24, 2015

Week 1 History of Child Abuse Paper

The effects of child abuse and neglect can last a lifetime. As a health service professional it is imperative that you can distinguish between the varying types of child abuse and neglect and what policies are in place to deal with these offenses against children.

Write a 1,000- to 1,250-word paper on the history and implications of child abuse and neglect. Answer the following questions in your paper:

  • How has the history of child abuse and neglect helped shape current policies?
  • What is the extent of child abuse and neglect?
  • How do the various types of child abuse and neglect differ? How are these types viewed from different theoretical perspectives?
  • What are implications of child abuse and neglect?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Week 2 Children’s Justice Act

As human service professionals it is important to understand the Children’s Justice Act and how it impacts intervention processes.

Create, as a team, a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft®PowerPoint®presentation, with substantial speaker notes, describing the following:

  • The origins of the Children’s Justice Act
  • The impact this act has had on intervention processes associated with the following:
    • Child abuse
    • Neglect
    • Child maltreatment

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

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Week 2 Intervention Worksheet

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Intervention Worksheet, describing the major interventions associated with child abuse, neglect, and child maltreatment. Address the following:

Part 1:

  • The international issues associated with interventions relating to the following:
    • Child labor
    • Slavery
    • Child prostitution

Part 2:

  • The primary interventions associated with the following:
    • Child abuse
    • Neglect
    • Child maltreatment
  • The implications of these interventions on treatment and process

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Week 3 Patterns and Characteristics of the Abuser and the Abused

As a human service professional, you must understand the patterns and characteristics of the abuser and the abused to complete a comprehensive screening.

Write a 1,050- to 1,500-word paper including the following information:

  • What are the patterns and characteristics you would look for during the screening of family members of a potential abused or neglected child? How do the characteristics of the abuser differ from the abused?
  • What are the patterns and characteristics you would look for while screening a potential abused or neglected child?
  • How would these patterns and characteristics help you determine the proper assessment methods? Which methods would you use in this screening scenario?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Week 3 Judicial System and the Human Service Professional

Your team has been asked to supply information to the state legislature as to what you, as a human service professional, are responsible for when working with the criminal justice and judicial systems.

Write a 750- to 900-word informational paper to be presented to the legislators including the following:

  • What is expected of you as required by the law?
  • What issues may prevent you being in compliance with the criminal justice and judicial systems?
  • What situations may represent a conflict for a human service professional in protecting children?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Week 4 The System of Child Abuse

A human service professional is required to report all suspected cases of child abuse or neglect.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper on child abuse reporting issues and resources.

Describe what could result when the following occur:

  • Families or individuals will not agree to receiving help
  • The child is in further danger due to reporting an incident

Provide an explanation to the following:

  • Other implications resulting from reporting abuse
  • What primary community resources could be used to help these individuals

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Week 4 Repressed Memories

Repressed memory is a controversial topic.

Watch the “Malleability of Memory” video and read the supplemental content associated with this controversy, then complete the following:

Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation addressing the following:

  • Explain the controversy of repressed memory.
  • Present arguments for and against the concept of repressed memory.
  • State your personal views on repressed memories and provide rationale for your views.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Week 5 Providing Services When a Threat May Exist

You are working as a school counselor in an elementary school in a rural community. You are also on the city council and are involved in your local faith-based community. As such, you know most people in the community.

You have instituted an abuse prevention program for the school including a component with a series of books and skits. After one of your presentations, you are referred to twins, Jonah and Joann. The children are in fifth grade and have been referred to you after repeatedly showing up at school in the late spring unkempt and wearing long-sleeved shirts, despite the heat and lack of air conditioning in the school. At recess, their teacher notices a series of bruises on their arms. As the teacher, Ms. Jones, makes a referral to you; she says, “I always knew there was a problem with the Johnson twins, but no one dares say anything because of how mean their father is.”.

After some discussion with the children, they disclose that they sometimes get hit or grabbed if they are bad. You see bruises and know that you have to file a report but are concerned about what will happen to the children after you report. Their father has a reputation around town of threatening people and you are worried about what may happen to both you and the children following the report.

Write a 1,500- to 1,750-word paper, based on the case presented above, on prevention methods and interventions in different settings. Include the following in your paper:

  • What are the primary interventions and methods human service professionals use to prevent child abuse and neglect in a family setting?
  • What are the primary interventions and methods human service professionals use to prevent child abuse and neglect in a school setting?
  • What ethical issues arise from working with children in school settings? What other factors must be considered?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Week 5 Ethical Issues Associated With the Human Service Professional

As a human service professional, there are times when you may need to deal with an ethical issue.

Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation using information gained from this current course and past courses to describe at least three ethical issues that a human service professional may face. Include the following:

  • The potential impact on the family setting due to the intervention
  • The potential impact of both the human services professional and the client within the school setting

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

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