Primary Prevention

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Primary Prevention
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September 19, 2010

Applying the strategy of primary prevention would be ideal with the issue of child welfare. However, there is no way of educating and predicting the problems that will arise from abuse and neglect in every household. To some extent there is a potential way of identifying those who are at a higher risk of becoming abusers, but when it’s never been reported in their cases, that could also pose a problem. To the best of the knowledge and abilities those in the human services organizations are equipped with, this can be an effective way to resolve or prevent these unfortunate situations from happening in the first place.
Some policies or regulations that could be enforced to alleviate some of the tension brought about with child abuse and neglect, is to engage the parents in as much education as possible when they are expecting, or already have children. Some individuals, who are in stressful situations like poverty or chemical dependency, should be a top priority to serve with the resources and tools to assist them with any struggles. Those that are higher at risk of becoming abusers should take top priority with being given the opportunity to take mandated parenting classes. As this may be a difficult process to follow through with, the idea of being reprimanded with fines and community service may be just enough to lead those with these issues in the right direction.
Creating government programs for those on public assistance has already made a play into the system. Enforcing laws and regulations such as the Safe Haven law has been a lifesaver, literally. In 2001, this law was passed so that parents who didn’t feel they could care for the baby, could turn he/she in within three days to rescue workers or hospitals within three days of the birth, no questions asked. Good. This is preventing lots of…...

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