Case Study:When it was time to go outdoors, 3 -year- old Casandra said she didn’t want to play and headed for her locker. At the teacher’s gentle insistence, Casandra reluctantly joined the other children on the playground. Tears rolled down her cheeks when the teacher boosted Casandra onto a swing seat and began to push her. The teacher stopped the swing and helped Casandra off. She held her closely for a few minutes and then asked why she was crying. Casandra initially denied that anything was wrong. However, then the teacher persisted, said she “had fallen the night before and hurt her bottom.
The teacher took Casandra inside and asked to see where she had been hurt. When Casandra pulled down her shorts, the teacher noted what appeared to be a large burn with blisters approximately 2 inches in length by 1 inch width on her left buttock. Several small bruises were also evident along one side of the burn. Again, the teacher quietly asked Casandra how she had been hurt, and once again she replied that she “had fallen.”
Part One: Complete the Unusual Incident Report on Figure 10-3 based on the above scenario. It is important to be as precise as possible; this is a legal document, only include information that was stated in the case study, you may not infer anything.
- how can Casandra’s teacher help her cope with this experience? This must be written in a paragraph format in your own words.
- Are you required to tell the family that you filed the Unusual Incident Report?
- According the California Licensing based on the video I provided, what is the procedure for reporting suspected child abuse?