The following scenarios present various cases related to child abuse and neglect. Evaluate each one and write a response to the corresponding questions.

Write a 350- to 500-word response to the question for each scenario.

Read the following Practicums from Family Violence:

  • Practicum on p. 102 in Ch. 4
  • “Emotional Neglect or Bad Parenting?” on p. 107 in Ch. 4

Answer the following:

  • Determine if the scenarios constitute child neglect or bad parenting.
  • What are the types of child neglect?
  • What are some indicators of child neglect in these and other cases?
  • As a human services professional, what are some misconceptions to consider when evaluating such cases?

Read the following Practicums from Family Violence:

  • Practicum on p. 54 in Ch. 2
  • Practicum on p. 48 in Ch. 2

Answer the following:

  • Based on the scenarios, do you think the mothers are responsible for their children’s physical abuse? Justify your answer.
  • What are some indicators of physical child abuse in these and other cases?
  • What are the long-term effects of physical abuse on a child and his or her family?

Read the following scenario:

You have been asked to work with a 12-year old girl who was tearful and reported that she was “touched” by her cousin during a sleepover last weekend. After some investigation and a physical examination, you find out that she was approached by her 16-year old cousin and fondled.
You report the case to law enforcement and the older cousin is charged with sexual abuse.
Answer the following questions:

  • What could be some consequences of sexual abuse on the individual because of this event?
  • What role should the family play in the healing process of a sexually abused victim?
  • What could be sexual abuse indicators in cases where abuse is not evident?

Format your summaries consistent with APA guidelines.

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