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Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect
Series: State Statutes|
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|Year Published: 2011|
Current Through February 2011
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Provides State laws that define the conduct, acts, and omissions that constitute child abuse or neglect that must be reported to child protective agencies. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Types of Abuse
Standards for Reporting
Persons Responsible for the Child
Summaries of State Laws
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2011). Definitions of child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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