1.) In the case of Jose, he is suspected to be a victim of child abuse or child neglect. Here, Jose looked unhappy, and not his usual self because he told his teacher that he was locked in his room by his father as punishment for disrespecting his mother. He was also only allowed to go out of the house when his father arrives from work and forced to work in the evening in their yard. He lost weight because he was fed only with water and bread. The teacher of Jose has the responsibility to report his case as a neglected child who needs protection. As a minor, Jose should be given sufficient food and allowed to sleep at night to preserve his health as a growing child. Jose’s case is an urgent concern that has to be reported to the Child Protective Services of the state where he resides. His teacher has the responsibility to report any sign indicative of child abuse. After the diagnosis of a child who has been found to be abused or neglected, there is a need to undergo an appropriate investigation to determine who committed the abuse, the extent of injuries suffered by the child and to what extent the child is in danger to prevent further harm (Reece, 2007). One investigation is to be conducted by the governmental agency that is tasked to safeguard and promote child welfare known as Child Protective Services. The primary purpose of the child protective service agency’s civil investigation is to protect the child danger inside the home and to remove the child if appropriate safeguards can be applied
2). The act of the principal requiring that every morning should be period of silence reflection contemplation or prayer can be considered as a violation of civil liberty of the freedom of religion, which is a right guaranteed by the Constitution. Students may pray silently as they wish. What the Constitution forbids is the sponsorship or encouragement of prayer, directly or indirectly, by public school authorities (Edwards III, Wattenberg and Lineberry, 2009, p. 107).
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