Child Abuse and Maltreatment / Neglect

Possible Behavioral and Environmental Characteristics of Abusive Parents or Caretakers

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Introduction It is important to emphasize that abuse or maltreatment can result from the acts of the parent or person legally responsible for a child’s care, and suspected incidents should be reported accordingly. In accordance with Section 1012(g) of the Family Court Act, “person legally responsible” includes the child’s custodian, guardian, or any other person...

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