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NCJ Number: 115544 Find in a Library
Title: Protocol for Determining if an Injury Is a Result of Child Abuse or Neglect
Corporate Author: Illinois Dept of Children and Family Services
Task Force for the Study of Non-Accidental Injuries and Child Deaths
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Dept of Children and Family Services
Springfield, IL 62706
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This protocol is intended to guide child service providers in identifying child injuries due to physical or sexual abuse and neglect.
Abstract: Components of a thorough medical evaluation consist of an examination of presenting problems, assessment of evidence of other maltreatment, evaluation of the child's past medical history, and an analysis of the child's family dynamics and environment. The protocol lists factors which indicate that abuse or neglect is probable. Factors which increase the probability that child abuse or neglect has occurred are substantial family social disorganization, a rejecting parental attitude toward the child, signs of parental incompetence, and a fearful child. The protocol lists the responsibilities of the investigator from the Illinois Department of children and Family Services in compiling the medical evaluation in cases of suspected child abuse or neglect. Appendixes provide supplementary guidelines and information pertinent to medical evaluations for child abuse and neglect.
Main Term(s): Child abuse detection
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Juvenile dependency and neglect
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