DCF identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect


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Child abuse
Any non-accidental injury, sexual battery, or injury to the intellectual or psychological capacity of a child by the parent, adult household member, or other person responsible for the child's welfare
Physical abuse
The mistreatment of a child by a person responsible for the child's welfare that results in injury or harm to the child
Sexual abuse
Sexual contact or interaction between a child and an adult or or older child including indecent exposure, foundling, touching sexual organs, forcible rape, sodomy, exploitation, and showing pornography
Verbal abuse
A form of emotional abuse that involves excessive yelling, shaming, belittling and teasing of a child
Institutional abuse or neglect
Situations of known or suspected child abuse or neglect which occurs at the institution where the person allegedly perpetrating the child abuse or neglect is an employee of a private school, public or private child care center, residential home, institution responsible for the child's care
Failure to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, health care, or needed supervision
Emotional neglect
Failure to provide support, adequate attention, warmth supervision, and normal living experiences for a child to the extent that the child is impaired in ability to function normally in performance and behavior
Anything result abuse or neglect to a child's health or welfare
Inadequate supervision
When a child is left alone in a situation beyond their physical and emotional development level or when a child is left in the care of someone who doesn't provide adequate supervision
Lack of adequate shelter
When the child is exposed to structurally unsafe housing, exposed wiring, inadequate or unsafe heating, or unsanitary housing conditions
Lack of adequate clothing/good hygiene
When a child suffers or is likely to suffer, from physical or emotional health conditions resulting from inadequate clothing, improper hygiene and uncleanness
Lack of adequate nutrition
When a care taker regularly failed to provide or have available adequate food to the child, which can cause malnutrition over a long period if time
Lack of dental of medical care
When a medical or dental condition is left untreated, possibly resulting in serious or long term harm to the child
Lack of love and attention (failure to thrive)
When the parents deny satisfying or fulfilling relationships, thus avoiding most interactions as a method of avoiding rejection and failure. The lack of support or emotional care or love can cause the infant and/or child's weight to fall below the fifth percentage
Lack of providing access to education
When education is not enforced by that parents, thereby contributing to the child's absence from school-leading to the lack of education and leading to truancy
Florida abuse hotline
Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll free telephone number 800-962-2873
Exemption from civil or criminal charges resulting from reporting in good faith
Mandatory reporter
Are person who, as a result of their profession, are more likely to be aware of abuse of neglect of persons with disabilities.
A. Physician
B. Health or mental health professional
C. Practitioner
D. School teacher
E. Social worker
F. Law enforcement officer
G. Judge
Three types of abuse
Physical, sexual, and emotional
Four ways to report abuse
Telephone, fax, TDD, and online
Shaken baby syndrome
A life-threatening condition that occurs when an infant is forcefully shaken back and forth rupturing blood vessels in the brain and breaking neural connection
Florida law
Ensures that confidentiality we be maintained for child care workers reporting suspected cases abuse and neglect
Child protective services
An agency designed to receive, investigate and provide rehabilitation services for children and families with abuse issues
Law enforcement and state attorney's office
Investigate cases of child abuse and neglect
Medical programs and community agencies
Provide intention to victims of child abuse and neglect, provide medical attention of counseling to the abused, abuser, and family
Legal agencies
Provide services: divorce, domestic violence, guardian ad-litem
Church services are provided for families that are having problems youth programs can provide after school care
Learn about child abuse and neglect
Family factors of child abuse
A profound lack of empathy for the child
Unrealistic expectations for the child's behavior and abilities
A strong belief in the use of punishment to the exclusion of other means of managing the
child's behavior
An unfair "role reversal" that holds the child responsible for the parent's emotional well-being
Personal needs or characteristics that increase risk of child abuse
Chronic illness
Attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
A physical, emotional, or cognitive disability
A history of delinquent or ungovernable behavior
A personal attribute a parent identifies as very undesirable
physical indicators of sexual abuse
death or injury, including permanent or temporary disfigurement or impairment of any bodily part; effects of sexual abuse; effects of neglect
behavioral indicators of sexual abuse
patterns of actions and interactions, including those arising from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse or
from neglect