Sexual Abuse in Children Treatment
In every state, health care professionals are required to report suspected cases of child abuse or child neglect to the authorities. Failure to report a suspected case can result in a fine or imprisonment. State laws protect healthcare workers from legal action by the parents, guardians, or caregivers. Victims of child abuse or child neglect may require admission to a hospital, in order to protect them from further harm. Beyond treatment for injuries, mental health counseling is an important part of therapy.
Goals for the treatment of child abuse:
- Provide a safe environment for the child.
- Provide care for injuries or medical problems.
- Notify the authorities:
- Child protective services
- Provide mental health counseling
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