Topic 5 DQ 2 What characteristics would lead a provider to suspect domestic violence child abuse or elder abuse is taking place within a family? Discuss your facilitys procedure for reporting these types of abuse. Violence and abuse is described as any intentional physical mental or psychological harm inflicted on a vulnerable person. This includes punching berating screaming and other types of intentional cruelty. Domestic violence also involves threats or mild verbal or physical attacks and victims seek to comply with the abusers demands. Victims feel trapped reliant helpless and powerless. They can experience depression as a result of being stuck in the abusers power and control loop. As a victims self-esteem deteriorates as a result of prolonged abuse he or she will blame themselves for the violence and be unable to see a way out of the situation. Neglect is described as any deliberate or unintentional lack of concern for someones well-being such as failing to meet a dependents basic needs. Child abuse child neglect dependent adult abuse dependent adult neglect and domestic violence are all examples of abuse and neglect If a family member shows apparent signs of bruising malnutrition depression extreme fear extortion or other similar factors a mandatory leader can suspect violence or neglect. However this list is little and not an exhaustive and other elements which exist. There is no one-size-fits-all solution but mandatory reporters are expected to search for trends of concern and various indicators of problems; they are expected to ask questions if required and to report anything they believe even if they are not 100 percent certain. A instructor for example can suspect child abuse if a student is chronically underweight and seems desperate to eat all they can while at school. If a woman arrives at the emergency room with severe bruises and physical injuries that do not seem to match her reasons for the medical problems a nurse may suspect domestic abuse. A mental health professional may suspect elder abuse if a senior citizen pays large sums of money to a single person or if a family member micromanages their finances. A required reporter must be aware of the appropriate authority to which the alleged violence and neglect should be reported. In the case of child violence each state has a department of child services (also known as social services) that should be contacted through the appropriate channels such as hot lines. Domestic abuse should be reported to local law enforcement. Adult services agencies in each state deal with elder abuse and other forms of maltreatment of dependent adult. References Child abuse “ reporting procedures. (2019). Better Health Channel. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/child-abuse-reporting-procedures Elder abuse: Types signs and reporting. (2020 June 11). Find Assisted Living Memory Care and Senior Living | A Place for Mom. https://www.aplaceformom.com/caregiver-resources/articles/elder-abuse Respond to the post in discussion using -300 words in APA format with reference to support the post.