Tough Love or Child Psychological Maltreatment

Read the Case History of the Machnicks: “Tough Love or Child Psychological Maltreatment?” on page 146

of your text. Then answer the following questions:

1.Describe Child Psychological Maltreatment. Is the Machnick family committing child psychological

maltreatment of their son Grady? If so, how? Which subtype best describes the Machnick family’s actions?

2.How can law enforcement officials or Child Protective Services (CPS) determine if child psychological

maltreatment has occurred? What are some intervention methods used by government agencies to prevent

child psychological maltreatment?

3.How does child neglect differ from child psychological maltreatment?

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