David answered on
Dec 27 2019
In your own words, definethe term ‘’child abuse’’?
Child abuse is the act of mistreating a child in terms of physical, sexual, or psychological factors or neglecting the child altogether. This is usually ca
ied out by the people who are supposed to take care of the child. There are various places where this act of child abuse can take place including the home, school, crèche or communities where the child spends significant amount of time on a daily basis. Child abuse includes various acts by the parents or caregivers which lead to potential or actual harm for the child in terms of the survival, development or dignity of the child (Turton, 2008).
What are some possible signs, symptoms or indicators that a child is witnessing domestic violence at home? Identify six that you may observe in an early childhood setting.
There are various possible signs, symptoms or indicators for the chid facing domestic violence at home. These possible signs, symptoms or indicators can be of different nature which includes the signs and symptoms of physical abuse, signs and symptoms of mental abuse, signs and symptoms of sexual abuse.
Following are some of the same (Hoyano, 2007):
· Inexplicable injuries, fractures,
uises, or burns
· Untreated medical problems
· Inappropriate sexual behavior or knowledge
ent pain in genital area
· Poor hygiene or growth
· Withdrawal symptoms from friends or usual activities
How would you act on a suspicion of child abuse when there has been no disclosure?
In case of no disclosure it is important that a identification is made regarding the type of abuse which the child is going through. In view of the fact there are different types of signs and symptoms which belong to physical abuse, mental abuse or sexual abuse. It is important that the course of actions is decided basis the same. If it is being suspected that there is some kind of physical abuse or sexual abuse, it is important that a doctor is consulted as the evaluation of physical abuse in children is very important (Hoyano, 2007).
Why is it important to write down your concerns in an accurate, objective, non-judgemental and timely manner about a situation of possible child abuse or neglect?
For the possible instances of child abuse or neglect, it is very important that proper documentation is done in view of the fact that it is a legal obligation for the person overseeing the scenario to report the same so that it can be used in the future for deciding the course of action for the management of the scenario. Also this report is often used for the medical treatment if needed by the child. Also the same is used for developing further action plan for reducing the effect if child abuse, which is why this is important to create accurate, objective, non judgmental and timely report (Crosson-Tower, 2008).
When dealing with suspected or alleged child abuse why is it important not to disclose or use the information in a way that
It is important that confidentiality is ensured while dealing with suspected or alleged child abuse in view of the fact without the same, there can be a risk of loss of dignity for the child if the same is violated. Also there can be social stigma linked with the person who has undergone the same. Also the there can be some chance of media exposure for the child which can be detrimental for the mental health of child.
Provide two examples of open and non-leading questions that you could use if a child tells you that they have been abused. Give a
ief explanation explaining why you would use the questions.
The open and non-leading questions which can be used for the situation to identify as well as analyze the signs and symptoms of physical abuse, signs and symptoms of mental abuse, signs and symptoms of sexual abuse are as following:
1. I have noticed you do not like playing with your friends like you used to do before. Is there something which is bothering you?
2. Is that a
uise on your hand? How did it happen?
These questions can be asked in view of the fact the same helps in identifying the real cause of the behaviour of the child.
How can you, as an educator, protect yourself against a vexatious or unfounded claim of abuse against one of the children in your care?
In case of false allegations it is important that the testimony of the other adults are used for ensuring that there is strong case is made by the teacher for himself or herself. These testimonies regarding behaviour and character can be taken from scout leaders, day care workers, coaches, and...