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RECOGNIZING CHILD ABUSE SERIES (3 Programs)
Child abuse and neglect are all too common in society. Each year there are six million reports of suspected abuse and neglect made to child protective services in America alone. Of these, almost 900,000 cases are substantiated. Everyone working in health care and human service has a responsibility to be aware of this continuing problem.
This series is designed to inform those providing care and service to others on how to recognize the signs of child abuse and what actions they need to take if abuse is suspected.
The three parts of this series are:
Covers various aspects surrounding the physical abuse of children, including risk factors and how to recognize actual physical signs of abuse. Physical symptoms covered in detailed imagery are soft-tissue injuries, skeletal injuries, head injuries, abdominal injuries and inflicted traumatic brain injury. Also explores suggestive behaviors to be aware of in both victims and perpetrators during assessments. Finally, this program addresses the important obligation and logistics of reporting child abuse when working in health and social services. 13 minutes
NEGLECT AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE
This program provides an overview of this subject and discusses specifically the topics of neglectful caretakers, physical neglect, emotional neglect and emotional abuse. Covered in detail are the physical signs of neglect that caregivers should know. Also explored in this video are suggestive behaviors in victims of neglect and emotional abuse along with various behaviors to look for in a suspicious caretaker. Finally, this program addresses the important obligation and logistics of reporting neglect and emotional abuse when working in health and social services. 13 minutes
This program includes an overview and definition of sexual abuse, and the many ways that sexual abuse occurs, including incest, molestation, exhibitionism, child pornography and child prostitution. Discussed in detail are the specific methods that abusers utilize with their victims, including grooming and ways of pressuring of children into sexual activity. Also described are actual physical signs of sexual abuse, and with ways of identifying suggestive behaviors in both victims and suspicious caretakers. Finally, this program addresses the important obligation and logistics of reporting sexual abuse when working in health and social services. 14 minutes
*Includes PDF Discussion Guides