Thursday, January 15, 2009


As part of getting my hygiene degree we had to take a class on recognizing child abuse because we are mandated to report it if we see or suspect it.  The images we saw in that class were so awful and made me so angry.  I never expected to have to make such a report until I had to do it today-for a 4 year old patient.  There aren't words to express the anger and sense of injustice I feel.  

That said, I can only pray that this child would be removed from this situation.  I hope you will too.

1 comment:

bethany said...

As a fellow mandated reporter, I'm so sorry you had to do this - and I hope the system cares for the child as it should.