Education Support Assessment 4 Hints and tips Questions – Assessment 4 1. Cheryl is 14 years old. You suspect she is being neglected as her parents are unemployed heavily using AOD (alcohol and other drugs). She tells you the whole family is now homeless. You have been working with her for almost three years and know her really well. The teacher has also noticed a change in her behaviour lately. At recess Cheryl walks up to you and begins privately telling you about her home life. Write a dialogue between yourself and Cheryl that shows you understand how to manage disclosures (for example, not asking invasive questions). Make sure the dialogue involves all aspects of the question above (AOD, homelessness, neglect, unemployment) to show you understand how these issues can affect the child. Important - make up the details! 2. Using this information complete the neglect and abuse form below (note that this is from the WA Department of Education and is the exact form used in schools). In addition answer the following questions: 3. What are the symptoms of abuse and neglect and how can symptoms change depending on factors such as age and disability. Note – include symptoms for the different types of abuse (include domestic violence, sexual, emotional, physical, neglect). 4A. What is an ethical decision and give an example in relation to abuse and neglect. B. What is the difference between an ethical and legal problem? C. What are some things you should consider when making an ethical decision (principles of ethical decision making)? 5. What is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child?