Missouri child abuse investigator's manual
"The Missouri Child Abuse Investigator's Manual is composed of four basic parts. The first part is devoted to Missouri law and it's application in suspected cases of child abuse and neglect in both the civil and criminal context. It is intended to assist the investigator in the proper and legal handling of such cases to assure resolution of each case in the best interest of the child. The second portion of this manual is concerned with development of the ability to recognize indicators of abuse and neglect and provide a basic understanding of the medical implications. Part three furnishes information regarding the abuser and the abusing family from a behavioral standpoint. An understanding of family relationships will aid the investigator in detecting hazardous situations through observation of interactions during the course of the investigation. The fourth part of this manual deals with investigative techniques and procedures used in conducting an inyestigation of suspected cases of abuse and neglect. The mechanics of reporting is explained and sample forms provided. Reference is made to relevent materials in the other sections of the manual. There are three (3) appendixes included in this manual. Appendix A. provides a glossary of terms. Appendix B. contains a catalog of library resources available from the Region VII Child Abuse and Neglect Resource Center to assist the investigator or trainer. Appendix C. lists resource agencies for the investigator and supplies a register of existing area councils on abuse and neglect in Missouri along with their Chairpersons. Although this manual was writtern for law enforcement personnel, it lends itself to use by members of other disciplines who may become involved in the handling of abuse and neglect cases."--Preface
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