Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Case Study: Emotional Abuse Scenario 2

A student is crying in class. You call her over and ask what is wrong. She said that the police came out to her house last night and arrested her dad after he and mom had a fight in the student’s room. She said that her dad had been drinking and mom had been hiding from him in the student’s room. She went on to say that dad broke down the door to her bedroom, came in and started slapping and punching mom in the face. The student reports that she called 911 on mom’s cell phone during the struggle.

Should this be reported to DFACS?

   Yes           No    

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