(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Sexual Abuse: The employment, use, persuasion, inducement, enticement, or coercion of any child to engage in, or assist any other person to engage in, any sexually explicit conduct or any simulation of such conduct for the purpose of producing any visual depiction of such conduct; or rape, and in... [more
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Statute-at-a-Glance: Reasonable Efforts to Reunify Families
What Are Reasonable Efforts? Reasonable efforts refers to efforts made by State social services agencies to provide the assistance and services needed to preserve and reunify families. Nearly all the States have enacted statutes requiring the provision of services that will assist families in...
Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect Vermont
Statute: tit. 33, § 4912 Standard Harmed or substantial risk of harm Exemption Religious exemption Categories of Maltreatment Defined in Statute Physical abuse Neglect Sexual abuse Sexual exploitation Emotional/mental injury Abandonment Categories of Maltreatment Not Defined in... Foster Care
Introduction to Child Foster Care Give a child a future... see how far they go. To a child, the world can sometimes seem like an uphill battle. But to a child that's been abused, neglected or faces developmental or emotional problems, the world can almost seem like it is out to get them.... Teaching Children Not To Be - Or Be - Victims of Bullies
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April 5, 2013, 6:43 am
So one of my 3 has a "boyfriend" for the first time, and while I realize it's way too soon to worry, I also know that a) she could have sexual abuse in her history given some of the behaviors she has shown through the years and b) she's a highly impulsive, slower-to-process, doesn't think ahead to...
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I know this posting is old, but I stumbled into this website and felt compelled to share my story in the hopes that it may clear up some misconception and help others.
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