Beginning today, students will track stories about child maltreatment in the news (online, television, and/or newspapers). Pay special attention to the story behind the headlines – identifying the type(s) of abuse (physical, sexual, etc.); person(s) responsible for the abuse and their relationship to the victim; and any law enforcement or child protective services involvement.
For this assignment, students will synopsize at least two of the child maltreatment-related stories they discovered. What stood out in these stories in your opinion? Would you have noticed these events as being related to child maltreatment prior to doing this assignment? Why or why not? Did this change your perception about the size of this problem? What did the article say about law enforcement response?
- Student responses should be, at a minimum of 2– 2.5 pages (double-spaced and no larger than 12 font) in length.
- This assignment requires a separate cover page. The cover page should contain the student’s name; course number and title; and assignment number.
- Papers should have 1” inch margins with only the student’s name on the top of each page following the cover page.
- No outside sources are needed for this assignment.