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Sibley, Scott

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences


This project attempts to help with a problem that professionals have that work with families and children affected by child abuse and neglect. This problem includes a lack of resources for the professionals. Although there are a variety of resources for these professionals, they are in a variety of locations, which makes it difficult to manage. This document allows for professionals to come to one location to find a wealth of information in regards to child abuse and neglect. Sections included are on the types of abuse, risk factors, effects of abuse, the non-offending caretaker, effective therapies, legal issues, preventing child abuse and neglect, and secondary traumatic stress. This resource guide includes information for a variety of scholarly sources and put together in a research paper format.


43 pages




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