The Role of First Responders in Child Maltreatment Cases: Disaster and Nondisaster Situations

This manual describes types of child maltreatment and signs that indicate maltreatment has occurred. It provides an overview of the initial response and investigation in cases of suspected maltreatment, explains how first responders should prepare and provide testimony in court for maltreatment cases, and outlines how first responders and their agencies can prepare for and respond to child maltreatment cases in emergencies and disasters.

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