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SW4175 Abuse & Emotional Maltreatment
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discrepancyWhat is a common discrepency in child physical abuse?
Everyone has different definitions, so we must go by the state definitions
What is the law in Iowa for abuse with an object?
Any kind of object used can be considered abuse
How long does a mark have to stay on the child for it to be considered abuse in Iowa?
What kind of abuse comes most from institutional settings?
Restraint Abuse (not restraining appropriately)
What is MANT training?
How to safely restrain a child/adult who cannot control themselves
What is the book definition for physical abuse?
Physical acts by parents or caretakers that caused physical injury to the child or might have created this scenario
What is the book definition for emotional maltreatment?
Acts such as berating, ignoring, abandoning, or isolating a child that create a situation of impairment for the child
What are the four things that determine the extent of damage from maltreated children?
1. Type of abuse
2. Age of child
3. Duration of abuse
4. Severity of abuse
What is the MAJOR determinate of extent of damage from maltreatment?
Impact of maltreatment for infant/toddler age:
-brain damage (example = shaken baby)
-attachment & bonding
Impact of maltreatment for preschool-age:
-motor skill difficulties
-attention span shortened (always in fear-mode)
Impact of maltreatment for school-age:
-adjustment into school setting
-social skill issues
Impact of maltreatment for adolescents:
-assess time of abuse
-start to internalize or externalize behaviors
What are the 4 steps in the process of child abuse case?
1. The report
What happens when the report comes into DHS?
Comes to centralized reporting agency, and social worker makes a decision how quickly something needs to be done, if case should be removed or not
Who is the social worker III?
Family's first person, front-line social worker
How long is the investigation and who does the social worker talk to?
And any person who interacts with the child
Should you talk to a child with parents in the room?
Some contacts to find out more info:
parents, doctor, teacher, school-nurse, neighbors, grandparents, the child themselves
What is a founded abuse case?
placed on child abuse registry for ten years
What is a suspicieated abuse case?
Maybe one time thing, not put on registry
What does a social worker II do?
Starts to implement intervention
What is always the number one goal in intervention?
REUNIFICATION OF FAMILY
What should you do if child is in imminent danger?
What type of reporter are you when you are at work?
What type of reporter are you when you are not at work?
What are pattern injuries?
You can see the object used to inflict pain or the heal-injure-heal-injure type of injuries
What do pattern injuries help us do?
Body indicators of typical accidental injuries:
forehead, bony areas (knees, elbows, hips), shins, lower arm area, feet & hands
Body indicators of intentional injuries:
genitals, butt, sides of face, upper arms & thighs, trunk of body, ears, any area covered up
What should we look for for grabbing?
3 middle fingers on top, thumb on bottom
What indicates twisting of arms & legs?
What indicated boiling water abuse?
Glove marks!! (look for splatter over pour)
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