Bhs 414 (Module 2-Case) Essay

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Running Head: CHILD ABUSE AND CORPORAL PUNISHMENT Touro University International DWS BHS 414 (Module 2-Case) Cultural Differences on Child Abuse and Corporal Punishment Professor: Dr. Angela Hegamin CULTURAL DIFFERENCES ON CHILD ABUSE AND CORPORAL PUNISHMENT Abuse of children all over the world is a prevalent problem. There are different views on what is considered child abuse that vary from country to country. Laws and educational classes assist in the prevention of child abuse, not just in the United States, but also in many other countries around the world. We are going to discuss preventing child neglect through education, and if culture plays a part in the way the U.S and Scandinavia view corporal punishment. Child neglect is the deprivation of the basic needs of food, clothing, education, and nurturing. Child neglect is broken down into four subcategories these are physical neglect, educational neglect, emotional neglect, and medical neglect (Prevent Child Abuse America 2005). Child neglect is the most common form of child abuse and happens to be the most difficult to identify. According to Child Welfare Information Gateway (2008), research has shown that parents and caregivers that receive proper support from family, friends, and community member are more likely to provide safer environment for their children. More often parents who do not have the support tend to lose control easier and start making poor choices that lead to neglect. A health care educator can assist the community in reducing the rate of child neglect through a Child Neglect Prevention Program. The program could be tailored to support specific groups within the neighborhood, since a single teen mother has different concerns than a married couple supporting six children. The most

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