Investigation of Prevalence of Child Abuse

Investigation of Prevalence of Child Abuse

Investigation of Prevalence of Child Abuse


Objective: To investigate the prevalence of child maltreatment both nationally and locally.



Type/Length of activity: Independent research, a 2 - 3 page summary.
Independent Research:

Compile data on abuse nationally and locally, using sources of information such as U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which maintains a web site with statistics. You can also use local Child Protection Agencies in your hometown or county, which may have statistics compiled and available, or any other types of statistics or information available to you. Break down the maltreatment statistics into categories, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect. Use current statistics (2007+). Be sure to define the types of abuse.

What do I turn in?
Turn in a brief, written summary of the information you gathered.
Your summary should include:
    an abstract
·         paper should be 2 -3 pages long
·         be typed, double spaced, and have 1-inch margins.
·         have a cover sheet that includes your name, the title of your paper, your ID#, course name and section number, and the date.
·         reference all sources using APA format.

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Question Answered
A)   Followed directions
B)   Describe types of abuse
C) National/local statistics
D. Conclusion


APA Format/Referencing

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Level of Answer (SUNY Competency)

Total Points (100)

Grade for Assignment:   Comments:   See essay for mark-up and comments to guide your improvement
1 = Awareness
Introductory recall and recognition
2 = Literacy
Knowledge of framework and contents
3 = Concept
Comprehension, translation, extrapolation and interpretation of meaning
4 = Detailed Understanding
Appropriate application of knowledge in a...

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