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

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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.