Development Issues of Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse and neglect are critical issues inherent in the field of human services. You will likely encounter clients who are abused and neglected. For this discussion, review the characteristics of neglected children in Chapter 4.

Please respond to the following:

Identify some ways that the presence of child abuse or neglect can affect a child’s normal development.

What are some techniques that a Human Service Professional can provide to assist a child who indicates that he or she is being abused or neglected?

Identify an agency you would you contact to assist a child dealing with abuse and neglect. Discuss the reasons why you chose this agency.