Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence Essay

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My name is Francisco Pineda Im 18 years old hispanic background and my passion and passion in life is to become a FBI Social Worker. I’m a second year Child Behavior Analysis Major with a minor in Child Psychology. I’m motivated and determined in becoming a social worker to help change the life of abused and neglected children. My passion and reason for becoming a social worker is that I grew up in an abusive home. A child should only have to worry about school and friends not the dangers of life and family crisis. My Goal is to make sure that no child goes through what I had to indulge in as a child. I’ve written a report on the basis of the quantity of neglected and abused children. Throught out my essay I will explain and talk about the history of Child Protective Services, the base of which its formed the philosophy and what impact it has on us in the 21 century.
History (CPS)
In 1690, in what is now the united states, there were criminal court cases involving child abuse. In 1692, states and municipalities identified care for abused and neglected children as the responsibility of local government and private institutions. In 1696, the kingdom of england first used the legal principle of parens patriae, which gave the royal crown care of “ harities, infants, idiots, and lunatics returned to the chancery." this principal of parens patriae has been identified as the statutory basis for u.s. governmental intervention in families' child rearing practices. in 1825, states enacted laws giving social-welfare agencies the right to remove neglected children from their parents and from the streets. These children were placed in almshouses, in orphanages and with other families. in 1835, the humane society founded the national federation of child rescue agencies to investigate child maltreatment. In the late-19th century, private child protection agencies – modeled after existing animal protection organizations – developed to investigate reports of child maltreatment, present cases in court and advocate for child welfare legislation.
In 1853, the children’s aid society was founded in response to the problem of orphaned or abandoned children living in new york. Rather than allow these children to become institutionalized or continue to live on the streets, the children were placed in the first “foster” homes, typically with the intention of helping these families work their farms.
In 1874, the first case of child abuse was criminally prosecuted in what has come to be known as the "case of mary ellen." outrage over this case started an organized effort against child maltreatment in 1909, president Theodore Roosevelt convened the white house conference on child dependency, which created a publicly funded volunteer organization to "establish and publicize standards of child care." by 1926, 18 states had some version of county child welfare boards whose purpose was to coordinate public and private child related work. Issues of abuse and neglect were addressed in the social security act in 1930, which provided funding for intervention for “neglected and dependent children in danger of becoming delinquent.”
In 1912, the federal children’s bureau was established to manage federal child welfare efforts, including services related to child maltreatment. In 1958, amendments to the social security act mandated that states fund child protection efforts. In 1962, professional and media interest in child maltreatment was sparked by the publication of c. Henry Kempe and associates' "the battered child syndrome" in Jama. By the mid-1960s, in response to public concern that resulted from this article, 49 u.s. states passed child-abuse reporting laws. In 1974, these efforts by the states culminated in the passage of the federal "child abuse prevention and treatment act" ( public law 93-247) providing federal funding for wide-ranging federal and state child-maltreatment research and services. in 1980, congress passed