Children’s Division Glossary "N"
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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- N -
- Failure to provide by those responsible for the care, custody, and control of the child, the proper or necessary support, education as required by law, or medical, surgical, or other care necessary for his well-being.
- One of a large group of non-psychotic disorders characterized by unrealistic anxiety and other associated problems, for example, phobias, obsessions, compulsions.
- NEWBORN CRISIS ASSESSMENT:
- In these cases, a home assessment is requested by a physician or other medical personnel when they have serious reservations about releasing an infant from the hospital who may be sent home to a potentially dangerous situation. Many times a drug-involved mother may continue using drugs, so an assessment of the home situation is needed prior to, or at the time the infant is released from the hospital. There may also be other non-drug related situations in which a physician/health care provider is concerned about releasing a newborn infant from the hospital. Non-drug involved referrals will be accepted until the child is one year of age.
- NON-CARETAKER REFERRAL:
- Referrals made to Hotline Unit and referred to county staff, for referral to law enforcement or the juvenile office, which report abuse or neglect by those who do not have care, custody, and control.
- NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT:
- Legal parent of a child, but who does not have day-to-day care of the child.
- NON-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION (applies only in requests to release non-identifying information in adoption records):
- Physical description, nationality, religious background and medical history of the biological parents or siblings.
- “NORMAL” BRUISES:
- These can occur in small babies from having long fingernails and scratching themselves. “Normal” bruises may occur in the child who is just learning to walk, ride a bicycle, etc. and are usually over bony protuberances; i.e., forehead, shins, knees, elbows, etc.
- NOTIFY (applies only in contacts with biological parents/siblings when attempting to secure authorization for the release of identifying information from the biological parents/siblings):
- A personal and confidential contact with the biological parents/siblings of the adopted adult which does not include use of the mail.
- Care and affectionate attention provided to a child to promote healthy emotional and physical development.
- The National Youth in Transition Database is a data collection and reporting system in the form of a survey conducted at the time of exiting by Foster Care. States conduct a survey of youth in foster care at age 17 and conduct a follow-up survey at ages 19 and 21 to report information about youth outcomes in order to improve services for youth in care. Services that youth are receiving through the state’s independent living program are also reported on all youth receiving independent living services.