The Child Abuse Prevention And Treatment Act

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Morality is our ability to make a difference between right and wrong, and protect Children experiences at home and the environment around them. Federal and State laws define child neglect and abuse is both criminal and civil. The civil definitions that determine the grounds for intervention by State child protective agencies, at the Federal level, by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) January 31, 1974.By the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America and Congress assembled this act may be cited as, “the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. Section 3 of the Law said” For purposes of this Act the term "child abuse and neglect "means the physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, negligent…show more content…
(CAPTA) – 93-247 and the public demand for investigation of child abuse. The Child protective services were established generally directed toward institutions and residential facilities. Research and studies has documented that it’s a terrible to face Child Abuse and maltreatment, and it is a global phenomenon.(Lalayants,M 2013). Most States recognize four major types of maltreatment: neglect, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and physical abuse. Although any of the forms of child maltreatment may be found separately, they often occur in combination. Also in many States, abandonment, and parental substance abuse are also defined as forms of child abuse or neglect. African Americans have the leading percentage of child abuse 128.8 %, American Indian /Alaskan Native 102.1%, Asian Pacific Islander 17.0%, Latinos 50.6%, and Whites 45.3%. Physical Abuse arrange from minor bruises to severe fractures or death as a result of throwing, stabbing, choking, hitting with a hand, stick, strap, or burning, chocking, hitting with the hand, slapping, shaking, biting, punching, kicking, stabbing or otherwise harming a child, that is inflicted by a parent, caregiver, or other person who has responsibility for the child. Such injury is considered abuse regardless of whether the parent or caregiver intended to hurt the child or not.(Cyr,c.Michel, G. &Dumais,M 2013) The
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