Presentation on theme: "Presented by Alicia Rau. Child abuse, as defined by Iowa Code section 232.68 is: Physical abuse Mental Injury Sexual Abuse Child Prostitution."— Presentation transcript:
Presented by Alicia Rau
Child abuse, as defined by Iowa Code section 232.68 is: Physical abuse Mental Injury Sexual Abuse Child Prostitution Presence of Illegal Drugs Denial of Critical Care Manufacturing or Possession of a Dangerous Substance Bestiality in the Presence of a Child The above must be committed to an individual under the age of 18 by a parent, guardian, or caretaker.
Child abuse cases have declined by 10% since 2005. Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
Counties with the most reported cases: 1. Wapello 2. Appanoose 3. Emmet 4. Floyd 5. Black Hawk 6. Clay 7. Decatur 8. Cerro Gordo 9. Jefferson 10. Monroe Counties with the least reported cases: 1.Sioux 2.Winneshiek 3.Lyon 4.Grundy 5.Plymouth 6.Jones 7.Marion 8.Humboldt 9.Iowa 10.Delaware
Child poverty rate from 2007. Correlation =.61 Single-parent households of 2000. Correlation =.64 Parent, guardian or caretaker impaired by drug usage.
These areas need to be strengthened in order to further eliminate child abuse cases: Education Assistance Community Effort