History tells us that child abuse and neglect have been present in the United States since its origination. In an attempt to help prevent this from happening and supply aid to those in need, the federal government created The Office of Child Protective Services. The Office of Child Protective Services provides several functions for the Family Services Division of the Department of Human Resources. The child protective services includes maintaining the Central Registry on Child Abuse and Neglect, applying for and monitoring grants for protective services projects and providing case consultation services. The social work intern provided assistance to a case worker that received a case that was reported by The University of South Alabama’s Children’s and Women’s Hospital. The report stated that an African American 16 year old male was admitted for diabetic ketoacidosis with hypotension due to severe dehydration. The client was admitted to The University of South Alabama’s Children’s and Women’s Hospital eight times within this year. The client and his mother were noncompliant with medication and treatment. The client’s doctor stated that the client would not survive if noncompliance continues. The client’s primary system that this report disclosed was that the client is in danger because he is not taking care of himself by not taking his medication.
According to National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, medical neglect is the failure by parents or