Psycho-historian Lloyd De Mause said, â??The history of childhood is a nightmare from which we have

Psycho-historian Lloyd De Mause said, “The history of
childhood is a nightmare from which we have only recently begun to awake The further back in history one goes, the
lower the level of child care and the more likely children are to be killed,
abandoned, beaten, terrorized and abused” (Child Maltreatment, 2012, National
Association of Counsel for Children)
While the history of maltreatment led to protection laws currently in
place, often the laws or systems put in place to protect children fail The Child Maltreatment-National Association
website (http:// provides
statistics for incidence of child maltreatment
After reviewing the site, offer an explanation for the number of
children who are still maltreated
Provide an example of current day child maltreatment that was not
prevented or addressed by the policies in place What ideas do you have to improve policies or
procedures? Would you focus on
prevention? How?

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