This module will define evidence, where it can be found, who can gather and seize it, rules of evidence, chain of custody and evidence documentation, and available resources.
Additionally, this module will discuss potential types of evidence such as medical, physical and digital.
For most of us, it’s hard to imagine anyone harming a child.
As disturbing as it can be, child abuse and neglect is very real. Most of us will never understand why an individual commits abuse or neglect.
You will also learn about your responsibility to provide annual training to staff members about their obligations regarding child abuse and neglect.
Finally, you will learn about ways your program can strengthen families through a Protective Factors approach.A child is a person under 18 years of age for whom a parent, guardian, foster parent, caretaker, employee of a residential facility or any staff person providing out-of-home care is legally responsible.The term child means a natural child, adopted child, stepchild, foster child or ward. The intention is that these are taken to staff meetings for discussion with the aim of reinforcing the school’s policy and procedures. Not all of these scenarios will reach the threshold for onward referral but will need a considered response which needs to be proportionate and appropriate.Child abuse and neglect is a difficult subject to think about, but it is one that all Training and Curriculum Specialists must be prepared to address.Downloadable Case Studies These documents can be downloaded to use in team meetings and staff briefing sessions. Neglect Case Study – AZ Neglect Case Study – DW Neglect Case Study – Family 1 Department for Education The Department for Education have published case studies for training multi-agency groups on identifying and preventing child neglect which can be found here. The term also includes an individual of any age who is incapable for self-support because of a mental or physical incapacity and for whom treatment in a medical treatment facility is authorized.Emotional abuse includes a pattern of behaviors that have a negative effect on the child's psychological well-being, including constant criticism, threats, and rejection.Tuition, student materials, and instructional costs are provided by the Missing and Exploited Children Training & Technical Assistance Program. Our dedicated NCJTC staff will contact you within 2 business days of receipt of this request to discuss your needs and how we can help.Approval to attend this training is subject to the approval of the host agency as well as your qualifications submitted on your registration. We appreciate your interest in our training programs and look forward to serving you.