As a human service professional, it is important to know what signs may be present when evaluating a family that may indicate child abuse or neglect. This assignment will help prepare you for identifying cases of child abuse and neglect in future practice.
Imagine you are a case worker for a child protection agency and you have been called in to consult on a case of possible child abuse and neglect. Upon evaluating the case, you determine that there was child abuse and neglect, as well as sibling abuse.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word report to capture your observations that led to your conclusion. Include the following:
- Describe the physical and behavioral signs and symptoms you observed that led you to this conclusion.
- Describe the relationship between the siblings that were being abused by one another.
- Describe the family dynamic you observed along with how each member seems to be affected by the abuse and neglect.
- Describe potential long-term effects of the abuse and neglect.
Include a minimum of 4 sources.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.