Children’s Division Glossary
Section 7 is the glossary and reference chapters. The terms in this glossary are legal, medical, psychological, and practice terms commonly used by Children’s Division (CD). However, some of the definitions may not reflect the meaning that the general public uses.
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Some of the legal terms in this glossary were adapted with permission from: Richard D. Muddle, M.S., editor of the Missouri "Child Abuse Investigator’s Manual".
Some of the medical terms in this glossary were adapted with permission from: Dr. June Dobbs, Milwaukee Children’s Hospital, and the Milwaukee County Department of Social Services Child Abuse and Neglect In-Service Training Program, “Medical Terms Frequently Encountered in Child Abuse”, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, "Child Abuse and Neglect Investigation Decisions Handbook", July, 1982.