Child Abuse

Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department for Children and Families (DCF) define child maltreatment as any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child. Child abuse can occur in a child's home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with. There are four major categories of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.
Posts about Child Abuse
  • CPS Investigations: When to Seek Legal Help

    … If Child Protective Services (CPS) is investigating you, it’s usually because someone reported his or her beliefs that your child is neglected or abused. You may never know who made the report: perhaps it was a neighbor, a family member, a police officer, a teacher, or a doctor. Sometimes, even strangers contact CPS about their more > The post CPS Investigations: When to Seek Legal Help appeared first on The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp. …

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  • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

    …Facts & statistics regarding elder abuse in US nursing homes. Nursing Home Abuse Statistics While researchers may differ on some statistical findings, one thing on which they generally agree is that nursing home abuse has reached epidemic proportions and now requires collaborative intervention. Unlike child abuse and domestic violence…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 22 readers -
  • Have Questions About Suing Your Daycare?

    …Considering legal action against your child’s day care due to suspected abuse of a child? While it’s ultimately up to police whether or not criminal charges are pursued in cases of daycare abuse, you may still be able to file a civil claim against the daycare facility in order to seek compensation for the damages your family suffered. Concerned…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 12 readers -
  • Being Investigated by the CPS: What to Expect

    … Being Investigated by the CPS: What to Expect Posted by Matthew Sharp under Child Abuse March 1, 2017 Child Protective Services, or CPS, is a division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). CPS investigates every found or unfounded claim of child abuse. A false, or unfounded, claim of child abuse occurs when someone…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 19 readers -
  • Medicaid Fraud Doc Accused of Harming Tots

    … Is Dr. Howard Schneider a Monster that Abuses Kids? A Medicaid Fraud Thief? What kid likes going to the dentist? For most parents, dragging kids to the dentist is part of parenting. Kids don’t like to go but having clean and healthy teeth is a necessity. We trust pediatric dentists to take care of our kids. Today, however, one Florida dentist…

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  • Warning Signs of Child Abuse at Daycare

    … of the more-common instances we’ve seen are name-calling, belittling insults, threats of violence, striking objects near the child, pretending they’re about to strike the child, and even intentionally ignoring the child. Be on the lookout for things such as: Strong changes in behavior (sudden aggression, depression, neediness/clinginess, withdrawal…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Personal injury trial process

    … or event as a source of the harm or injury. There are many different situations that can result in the need to pursue a personal injury case which can include a car accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall, dog bites, assaults or abuses including elder neglect, child abuse, and domestic violence, school or daycare accidents, wrongful deaths…

    Bruning Legal- 10 readers -
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