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Child Abuse In Iowa. Presented by Alicia Rau. Definition of Child Abuse. 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

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Child Abuse In Iowa

Presented by Alicia Rau


Definition of Child Abuse

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.


State Trend

  • Child abuse cases have declined by 10% since 2005.

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa


Category of Child Abuse Reports in 2007


Age Group


County Demographics(2008)

  • Counties with the most reported cases:

  • Wapello

  • Appanoose

  • Emmet

  • Floyd

  • Black Hawk

  • Clay

  • Decatur

  • Cerro Gordo

  • Jefferson

  • Monroe

  • Counties with the least reported cases:

  • Sioux

  • Winneshiek

  • Lyon

  • Grundy

  • Plymouth

  • Jones

  • Marion

  • Humboldt

  • Iowa

  • Delaware


Causes

  • Child poverty rate from 2007. Correlation = .61

  • Single-parent households of 2000. Correlation = .64

  • Parent, guardian or caretaker impaired by drug usage.


Proposal

These areas need to be strengthened in order to further eliminate child abuse cases:

  • Education

  • Assistance

  • Community Effort


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