Child Abuse

Recognizing the Common Signs of Child Neglect

Children require compassion and the highest degree of care. Unfortunately all too often, parents, grandparents, or guardians fall short of this standard. In some situations, this substandard care can constitute child neglect, which is a serious offense in the state of Georgia. The Child Welfare Department even reports that 2.36 children out of 100,000 children […]

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting

On July 1, 2012 new requirements became effective in Georgia concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse by certain people. Previously, the act only applied to medical personnel, psychologists, social workers, counselors, law enforcement personnel, child service organization personnel and school teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors. With this new legislation, the list was expanded to include […]

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