# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Early Childhood, Education, and Services I Task 1840373674

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect and the role of a mandated reporter.

Definition

Description should include
  • definition of abuse and neglect
  • signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect (e.g., emotional, verbal, physical or sexual abuse, malnutrition, and medical neglect)
  • definition of a mandated reporter
  • state regulations and procedures for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect
  • school policy procedures (chain of command)
  • role of the mandated reporter in child advocacy
  • privacy laws related to mandated reporting.
Teacher Resources: 

Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • What is child advocacy and how can caregivers engage in it?
  • What are some ethical issues for childcare professionals regarding the determination and reporting of child abuse or neglect?
  • What are some potential consequences of reporting or failing to report suspected cases?
  • What criteria should be used to decide if symptoms displayed by a child might be the result of abuse or neglect?
  • Why is confidentiality important? What type of information must be kept confidential?
  • How can protection education help to promote a safe environment that protects children from abuse and neglect?
Communication
  • How can the policies and procedures regarding reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect be communicated to parents, children, and the community?
  • How might social, cultural, or ethnic differences in the client population influence the communication?
Leadership
  • What should be done to help prevent child abuse and neglect in the community?
  • What skills and knowledge are needed to recognize possible cases of child abuse and neglect?
Management
  • What strategies might be effective in preventing cases of child abuse and neglect?
  • What are the local regulations and procedures for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect? Who are the designated authorities?
  • What resources are available for adults and children involved in cases of child abuse and neglect?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
  5. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

A Better You

 

Family Ties

 

STOP the Violence

 

Working on Working

 

FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Advocacy

 

Career Investigation

 

Check the national website for Skill Events

 

Check the national website for online events

 

Illustrated Talk

 

Job Interview

 

Life Event Planning

 

National Programs in Action

 

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

4.4.5

Document symptoms of abuse and neglect and use appropriate procedures to report suspected abuse or neglect to the designated authorities.