child protective services


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child protective services

proper noun A governmental agency in the US which is responsible for addressing issues of child abuse and neglect.

common noun A generic term for those services provided by Child Protective Services, which includes identifying child abuse, monitoring domestic violence related to children and, if necessary, removing at-risk children and putting them in foster care.

child protective services

Sociology A state or county agency that addresses issues of child abuse and neglect
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Child Protective Service workers (Division of Youth and Family Service workers in my state) are not social workers.
On Friday, sheriff's deputies and Child Protective Services workers checked on the children's welfare at 2603 Janelle St.
The product is sold for around $19 at various retail stores and comes (hopefully) with a free alert signal to Child Protective Services.
Designed for the nonmedical professional unfamiliar with medical terminology, the third edition translates injuries into clear language for child protective services workers working with medical providers.
To explore whether clinicians who provide reproductive health care to young female patients should screen them for abuse and exposure to violence, the researcher conducted a cross-sectional analysis of several Alaskan databases: a data file of all females who were enrolled in Medicaid at any point in 1999-2003 and who were 10-15 years old on December 31 of any study year; a database of all females in that age-group who were referred to the state's child protective services unit for investigation of physical or sexual abuse by a primary caregiver in 1999-2003; a similar database for referrals to the state's juvenile justice system; and a database of births to Alaskan residents.
What was seen initially as a simple change brought about great turmoil in Minnesota's child protective services.
Assistance for special educators, law enforcement, and child protective services in recognizing and managing abuse and neglect of children with disabilities.
Given the gender socialization of girls, it is no wonder that many women are drawn to child protective services.
Edwin, a fourth grader, began learning these basic care skills with Harry the hamster while his family was involved with child protective services.
Instead of calling Child Protective Services (CPS), she first contacted the child's extended family to create a plan to support the child, hold the aggressor accountable and support the aggressor's rehabilitation.
If you live in an area where there is methamphetamine use, you should be aware that half of those babies are going to be under child protective services provision, and about a quarter of those babies are not going to go home with the mother.

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