Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect

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Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect By: Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Our group meetings work as a resource for anyone, including professionals in a position to help prevent and report child abuse. We have designed an easy to follow process which we will cover over multiple training sessions. Overview: Child Maltreatment is a major problem in the United States and often goes unrecognized and unreported. Nationally approximately 2 million reports were screened as needing an investigation or an assessment. These meetings are designed to help you, as a professional, address the problem of child maltreatment by learning how to recognize possible abuse/neglect, report it to the appropriate agency, and provide support to children who may have been victimized. Group Discussions: We have intentionally allowed time during each session for a group discussion. Please feel free to participate in the group discussion. We welcome your opinions, but please remember to stay on the topic of the meeting in question. In the first training session you will learn about: * Background information on child abuse and neglect * The role Child Protective Services and professionals play in ensuring the safety, permanence, and well-being of our nations’ children * The learning objectives for this training program * Group Discussion The Role of Child Protective Services States give their local departments of social services the legal authority and responsibility to receive and respond to reports of child abuse and neglect. The local departments also provide appropriate services for children and families. Child Protective Services is just one program area within the Department of Social Services. It is the most common route through which children enter the child welfare system. The goal of Child Protective Services is to strengthen and support

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