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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Parents & Children Chapter 32 Child Abuse & Neglect Studies have shownthat nearly 85% of alljuveniles who breakthe law have themselvesbeen victims of abuse. Paternity (Fatherhood) Earnings & Employment Parents of the child, regardless the situation, are legally in charge of the child. Responsibilities Between Parents & Children occurs more frequently than childabuse and involves the failure to properly feed, clothe, shelter, educate, supervise, or tend to the medical needs of a child. Child Abuse: occurs when any adult or olderchild inflicts or threatens to inflict intentional physical, emotional, orsexual harm on a child. Child Neglect: Support Emancipation Sexual fondling, using a child in pornography, and making a child view pornography all constitute sexual abuse, along with other forms of sexual contact. Parents have a legal duty to protect & supervise children's health.Parents can be charged with neglect if they ignore their child's health. Sexual Abuse: If the alleged abuser is a parent, the child maybe removed from the home. Most states currently allow child victims to testify in court through closed-circuit television or bymeans of videotaped questioning to save them from the trauma of having to facetheir attackers. Family Responsibility Laws Education Medical Care Care & Supervision Discipline The Family Support Act of 1988 requires all states to assist mothers & children in obtaining paternity testing & to allow paternity suits until the child is 18 years old. Parents are equally responsible; they must provide basic needs like food, clothing, shelter, education, & medical care. Means that children are free from the legal control & custody of their parents. Requires adult children to care for elderly parents. All children have a right to a free public school through 12th grade. Public, private, parochial, homeschool are available education options. Truant: a child who misses school without justification.Parents who fail to send their children to school may be fined or arrested. As of 2002, all 50 states & Columbia allowed a child's formal education to take place at home under certain circumstances.In 2003, more than one million school-aged children were home-schooled. Parents must not leave their children home alone at anytimes. State laws decide at what age a child may be left alone at home. Parents have a right & duty to supervise the children. Children have the legal obligation to obey their parents & to follow rules. Children who continually disobey their parents/ run away may be charged as status offenders. Children who work can keep and spend their money. However, parents have the legal right to take the earnings of their minor children. Parents have no right to use other money that legally belongs to their children. Cristina Chavez Period 3
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