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

1 Answer | Add Yours

cruzcontrol's profile pic

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

Posted on

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.     

We’ve answered 318,960 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question