Card Set Information
Physical abuse is what percentage of CPS cases?
Two definitional standards:
Focus is on the injury of the child; a lasting mark.
push kid down so hard that he breaks his arm.
Focuses not only on the injury of the child but also the possibility of injury (intent)
Focus is on the perpetrator's behavior
"threatened with harm"
push kid down but he doesnt break his arm.
Physical indicators of physical abuse
location of injury (leg, arm back?)
nature of injury (what does the bruise look like?)
Extent/severity of injury
Does the injury fit with the explanation given?
Is the child's age/developmental stage consistent with injury (4 month yr old shouldnt have injuries, they cant walk/crawl)
Behavioral indicators of Physical Abuse
Unusual wary of phyiscalcontact with adults (flinching)
Frightened of parents/ scared to go home
Flat affect when theyve been hurt (either they are used to it or parents threatened them when they did cry at home)
Implausible explanations for injury
Habitually absent from school
wearing inappropriate clothes
Saying they are accident prone/walks awkwardly
Delinquency among older ones
Consequences of abuse
Itellectual/academic (maybe just from missing school so frequently)
Cognitive (language, thinking creatively
Psyciatric illness (depression PTSD)
Social/interpersonal -lacking connections with others
Long term outcomes