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shay1987 | Student, College Freshman | eNoter

Posted December 8, 2011 at 5:59 AM via web

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Discuss methods you would use to differentiate between a possible child abuse or molestation case and a child neglect case.

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cruzcontrol | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted December 8, 2011 at 10:18 AM (Answer #1)

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Two words come to mind:  Intentional and Accidental.

When a child is abused and/or molested, one could argue that the act was intentional.

Whereas...

When a child is neglected, one could argue that the act may have been accidental.  

Focus on the idea of doing something intentionally versus accidentally. 

I hope this was helpful.     

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