Identification of Child Abuse & Neglect
A key to reporting child abuse and neglect is being able to recognize common indicators. Find factsheets, reference books, and research on definitions, signs, and symptoms of different types of child maltreatment.
|The Role of First Responders in Child Maltreatment Cases: Disaster and Nondisaster Situations|
|Author(s):||Office on Child Abuse and Neglect
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|Year Published:||2010 - 158 pages|
|This manual is for professionals, such as emergency medical technicians, child protective services caseworkers, and law enforcement officers, who have the primary responsibility for the initial on-scene response to situations in which child abuse or neglect may have occurred. The manual describes the various types of child maltreatment and the signs that may indicate that maltreatment has occurred, provides an overview of the initial response and investigation in cases of suspected maltreatment, explains how first responders should prepare for and provide testimony in court for maltreatment cases, and outlines how first responders and their agencies can respond to child maltreatment ...|
|What Is Child Abuse and Neglect? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2013 - 10 pages|
|Outlines the legal definition of child abuse and neglect, the different types of abuse and neglect, and the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect. Resources about the impact of trauma on well-being also are included in this factsheet.|
Child Abuse and Neglect State Child Abuse Programs
American Academy of Pediatrics
Offers a list of medical diagnostic programs for practitioners to use for referrals.
Child Maltreatment: A Comprehensive Photographic Reference Identifying Potential Child Abuse
Giardino & Alexander (2005, 3rd ed.)
Provides a photographic guide to accompany a clinical guide and reference for professional staff training.
Physical and Behavioral Indicators of Abuse
National Children's Advocacy Center
Presents a one-page chart summarizing the indicators of various types of abuse and describing the difference between discipline and abuse.