How has the history of child abuse and neglect helped shape current policies?

The effects of child abuse and neglect can last a lifetime. As a health service professional, it is imperative that you can distinguish between the varying types of child abuse and neglect and what policies are in place to deal with these offenses against children.

Write a 1,000- to 1,250-word paper on the history and implications of child abuse and neglect. Answer the following questions in your paper:

  • How has the history of child abuse and neglect helped shape current policies?
  • What is the extent of child abuse and neglect?
  • How do the various types of child abuse and neglect differ? How are these types viewed from different theoretical perspectives?
  • What are implications of child abuse and neglect?

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