predicting material physical child abuse risk beyond distress H u m a n i t i e s
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Option #1: Child Injury Case, Essay
You return on holiday from college and stop by your aunt and uncle’s house to take your four-year-old cousin out for ice cream. You are surprised to find her with a cast on her foot and bruises on both her legs and arms in different healing phases. You know that she was a sickly child who was prone to illnesses and could be very demanding, but you are concerned that someone may be abusing her.
When you ask her what happened, she simply shrugs her shoulders and demands that you pick her up and carry her around. You ask your aunt and uncle what happened to her, and they indicate that she is a clumsy child and keeps falling down.
You ask your mother if anyone in the family has ever been tested for osteogenesis imperfecta and Von Willebrand’s disease, which would be a medical explanation for these injuries, or if your uncle uses alternative medicinal practices, such as cupping.
- In your essay, determine whether your aunt and uncle’s explanation or your own suspicions are valid. How would you investigate to assess these claims? If the former is founded (you must specify how you verified your aunt and uncle’s claims), then you should suggest a few ways to help your relatives with your cousin in order to reduce her injuries.
- If child abuse is substantiated (and you must specify how you made this analysis), then you must figure out what you should do to get your cousin assistance.
Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length and conform to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Or you may develop a 5 to 6 slide PowerPoint presentation with voice narration. Graphical images are encouraged to enhance your presentation! Include at least three scholarly references in addition to the course textbook. The CSU Global Library is a good place to find these references.
Option #2: Elder Abuse Case, Essay
Your maternal grandmother lives with your aunt and uncle, who have been caring for her. Your grandmother claims they have been abusing her. She has bruising on both wrists and on the left side of her face. Your grandmother is also accusing your aunt and uncle of stealing her money and starving her. She asks you to intercede because her own daughter—your mother—is deceased.
You ask your aunt and uncle how your grandmother is doing, and they confide in you that she is unwell. According to them, she has Alzheimer’s and is often incomprehensible, and that recent tests revealed she has a bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand’s Syndrome.
- In your essay, determine whether your aunt and uncle’s explanation or your grandmother’s claims are valid. How would you investigate to assess these claims?
- If your aunt and uncle’s explanations are founded (and you must specify how you verified this claim), then you should suggest a few ways to help your aunt and uncle with your grandmother so she will not believe herself abused.
- If your grandmother’s claims are substantiated (and you must specify how you made this analysis), then you must figure out what you should do to get her assistance.
Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length and conform to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.). . Include at least three scholarly references in addition to the course textbook. The CSU Global Library is a good place to find these references.
- Balter, A., van Rhijn, T. M., & Davies, A. J. (2016). The development of sexuality in childhood in early learning settings: An exploration of early childhood educators’ perceptions. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 25(1), 30–40.
- McKeown, A. (2014). Attachment, personality and female perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 25(5), 556–573.
- Rodriguez, C., & Tucker, M. (2015). Predicting material physical child abuse risk beyond distress and social support: Addictive role of cognitive processes. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 24(6), 1780–1790.
- World Health Organization. (2014). Abuse of the elderly. Injuries and violence: The facts 2014 (chapter 5). Retrieved from http:// S. L., & Hafemeister, T. L. (2013). Understanding elder abuse: New directions for developing theories of elder abuse occurring in domestic settings. National Institute of Justice Research in Brief. Retrieved from https://