Case Analysis: Select and read a
non-fiction book that tells a
story of some type of child
I Have Chosen "A Child Called It
", By David Pelzer.
My Text Book is: Crosson-Tower, Cynthia (2010). Understanding Child
Abuse and Neglect. Boston, MA: Pearson Higher Education. P. Eighth Edition
Through this project, show a
better understanding of how to recognize and identify the various forms of child
maltreatment and gain further insight into how to combat the problem.
Using chapters 4-12 from the textbook, analyze the story according to the following:
What happened? Who are the characters? When did the story occur? Where did the story occur?
What happened: What symptoms of abuse are described? What type(s) of child
maltreatment are identified in this story? Be specific, using chapter references and definitions from the text for type(s) of abuse you identify in this story.
What happened: What effects on the child
can you identify? Correlate those with specific chapter references/definitions from the text.
Why did the story/events unfold the way it
did? In other words, what causes for the child
maltreatment can you identify in this story? Correlate with specific chapter references from the text.
How might this story have unfolded differently? Based on your textbook reading of chapters 10-12, can you identify any interventions described, or not described, that could have been done differently, more of, less of, and that might have changed any of the events of this story?
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Crosson-Tower, Cynthia. (2010). Understanding child abuse and neglect. 8th ed. Upper
Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson-Prentice Hall.
Educators' role in child abuse and neglect prevention. (2010). Retrieved 30 July 2010
Melli, Marygold S. (1998). Protecting children in child abuse and neglect proceedings.
Retrieved 29 July 2010 from http://parenthood.library.wisc.edu/Melli/Melli.html
Overview of family support programs. (1992). Retrieved 27 July 2010 from http://www.fww.org/articles/misc/frc.htm
Pelzer, David. (1995). A Child called "it": one child's courage to survive. Deerfield, FL:
Health Communications, Inc.