Pick 3 CPS scenarios and answer 3 questions

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For this assignment you will need to review the attached copy of the "Mandated to Report" handout below.

PICK ONLY THREE SCENARIOS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-3; IF YOU CHOSE A SCENARIO THAT YOU BELIEVE YOU WOULD NOT FILE A REPORT WITH CPS, THAT IS ACCEPTABLE BUT GIVE A REASON WHY; CONTINUE ANSWERING QUESTIONS 2 & 3 BASED ON THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THE SCENARIO


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Mandated to Report? Scenario #1 You overhear your student Johnny telling some other children about how he was caught shoplifting over the weekend and his father gave him a beating with his belt for it. You take Johnny aside and tell him what you overheard. You ask if the nurse can examine him, and he agrees. The nurse finds no bruises or marks on Johnny. You call Johnny's father and he confirms that he did indeed hit Johnny with a belt, as punishment for shoplifting. Johnny's father picks him up from school as usual, and Johnny seems happy to see his father. 1. Do you file a report with Child Protective Services? If you were to make a report, what type of abuse would you classify this as? 2. What physical or behavioral indicators are present? 3. If the child had told you about this incident, what additional questions would you ask? Scenario #2 You notice that Eric has been shifting in his seat all day. When you ask him what's wrong, he tells you that he fell down and hurt his butt. You take him to the nurse. Eric has strap-shaped welts and bruises on his butt and his lower back in various stages of healing. When you question him about it again, he admits that he sometimes gets "spanked" by his father when he makes a mess in the house. He is very afraid that you may call his father. 1. Do you file a report with Child Protective Services? If you were to make a report, what type of abuse would you classify this as? 2. What physical or behavioral indicators are present? 3. If the child had told you about this incident, what additional questions would you ask? Scenario #3 Susan, a six-year-old girl, has a bruise on her cheek, her upper arm, and her torso. She tells you that over the weekend, she fell down the stairs. Susan often has bruises on her upper arms. Her mother confirms that she fell down the stairs - she says Susan is a tomboy and is always falling down. 1. Do you file a report with Child Protective Services? If you were to make a report, what type of abuse would you classify this as? 2. What physical or behavioral indicators are present? 3. If the child had told you about this incident, what additional questions would you ask? Scenario #4 Dave is a sophomore in high school, a good student, and a starter on the basketball team. You go to a game and observe Dave's father criticizing and ridiculing Dave from the sidelines. He is so disruptive that, during half-time, Dave and he get into a heated argument on the sidelines. Dave fouls out during the third quarter, and his father leaves in obvious disgust. Dave seems relieved when his father leaves, and you see him joking with his teammates. 1. Do you file a report with Child Protective Services? If you were to make a report, what type of abuse would you classify this as? 2. What physical or behavioral indicators are present? 3. If the child had told you about this incident, what additional questions would you ask? Scenario #5 Lucy is a very shy, sensitive 7-year-old who has trouble getting along with the other children in your class. You ask her mother to come in to talk to you about it. Her mother claims that Lucy is a "prima-donna" and "stuck-up," and it's no wonder the other children don't like her. You overhear her mother ridiculing her in the parking lot, telling her she is worthless and stupid. During the next week, a new girl comes to your class and Lucy begins to taunt her and pinch her at every opportunity. 1. Do you file a report with Child Protective Services? If you were to make a report, what type of abuse would you classify this as? 2. What physical or behavioral indicators are present? 3. If the child had told you about this incident, what additional questions would you ask? Scenario #6 Carlos is usually an enthusiastic and rambunctious six-year-old. Lately you notice that he is either withdrawn or very bossy with the other children. You intervene when you see Carlos grabbing one of the other students and yelling in his face before shoving him to the floor. Carlos tells you not to call his mother or her new boyfriend, Joe, because Joe will get angry and hurt Carlos' mother. 1. Do you file a report with Child Protective Services? If you were to make a report, what type of abuse would you classify this as? 2. What physical or behavioral indicators are present? 3. If the child had told you about this incident, what additional questions would you ask? ...
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