Stopping Child Abuse and Neglect with the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Ac

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The Child Prevention and Treatment Act is identified in this paper. Starting with identifying and explaining this act and it also gives the purpose of the act. The next section talks about the policy history. It talks about the first case of abuse to show how this act came into place and why. Then it begins to identify what is currently happening in regards to child abuse and if the act is effectively working according to its purpose. After it talks about two different viewpoints of how many people define abuse. Lastly it states whether the policy is recommended and if it is politically and economically feasible. Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Public Law 93-247 is a federal legislation. The of purpose of this act is to…show more content…
The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment act was amended 4 years ago in 2010. ("The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)", 2014) This act has been working well according to research. According to the graph below the difference between 2009 and 2010 was very significant.(National Child Abuse Statistics, 2012). This graph represents child fatalities caused by child abuse. Statistics show that overall child abuse as decreased from 2008 to 2012. It has declined by 3 percent.(Child Maltreatment, 2012). This act was created to prevent child abuse and neglect and according to the graph and statistic it is doing just that. It is not clear to everyone what abuse is. People have been struggling to define what abuse is and what is acceptable for discipline.(Smenyak, 2013). View point 1 states that shoving or slapping without actually causing injury should be considered physical abuse. View point 2 states that physical abuse is only abuse if it causes injuries on a child.(Child Abuse, 2010). Both viewpoints share a similar idea that hitting a child causes bad effects. They can also agree that physical abuse should not be acceptable. These two viewpoints differ to on the subject of whether a physical injury should be present to define physical abuse. This policy needs to remain in place. According to the current situation section and the

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