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Department
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CYC 201
Professor
Gurjeet Dhillon
Study Guide
Final

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Ryerson
CYC 201
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Child Abuse and Neglect
CYC201 is an introductory course that exposes students to the topic of child
maltreatment. The legislative context of child protective services will be explored.
Students will be introduced to
-identification and reporting
-ecological understandings of child maltreatment
-child welfare context
Communities accept a state responsibility for the welfare of children. Child welfare
is broader than child protection. The investigation of child abuse (protective
services) is the most narrow consideration of a societies' responsibilities to provide
for the welfare of the child.
Child Welfare encompasses:
Child Protection: Investigation of child abuse
Child Wellbeing: Provision of basic needs. Meet the evolving physical, emotional,
social, cultural and intellectual developmental needs.
Minimal Standards of Child Care: From school standards, to child labour laws, the
state plays a regulatory role in child care standards.
Recently there has been a shift in the means of assessing, reporting, investigating
child abuse and neglect in Canada. Expanding the understanding of child welfare
and promotion of child rights has resulted in a significant increase in the number of
substantiated child maltreatment cases. Moreover, understanding the long-term
effects of child exposure to domestic violence has warranted its classification as a
legitimate form of child maltreatment. This recognition has also led to a significant
increase in both investigated and substantiated child maltreatment cases in Canada.
According to Canadian Incidence Studies of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect
conducted in 1998, 2003 and the most recent 2008, neglect and exposure to
domestic violence continues to be the most pervasive form of child maltreatment in
Canada. Although neglect is cited as the most likely form of child maltreatment, all
other categories with the exception of child sexual abuse, have also experienced a
rise in number of substantiated cases in the first two cycles of reporting however
remained stable in 2008. This may be a result of increased public awareness and
scrutiny, as well as a concerted effort among communities, police and health
professionals have in operationalizing their duty to report. Similarly, numerous
legislative changes have increased the intervening capacities of child welfare bodies.
For a description of child maltreatment visit the following link for a fact sheet.
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