English Spanish. Trained volunteers and staff offer supportive telephone counseling and referral services to persons who are lonely, depressed Battered men, with or without children are housed in local motels.
Often, they have been made to feel that they caused the abuse or failed to stop it. Sadly, some victims are too young to understand or verbalize what happened to them. Oftentimes, families are reluctant to get involved in the legal system or child protective services.
The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines and monitoring requirements for ensuring that employees and service providers, working in their professional capacities, recognize and report abuse and neglect of children and vulnerable adult students in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland as well as state and local mandates. It is the responsibility of the Howard County Public School System to provide a safe, engaging and supportive school environment for all students. The Board of Education affirms its position that all children and vulnerable adults have the right to be protected from abuse and neglect.
On this page you'll find youth-focused resources for survivors of sexual assault including places where to go for evaluation, support, and other resources. The bMOREsafe app addresses the needs of patients in the Baltimore area by providing resources for those who have been victims of sexual or domestic assault. Are you in an uncomfortable situation? Are you unsure what to do?
The Archdiocese of Baltimore complies with Maryland laws regarding reporting suspected Abuse and Neglect to civil authorities and cooperates with civil authorities investigating reports of suspected Abuse or Neglect by anyone, including but not limited to Church Personnel. Lori Biography of Archbishop William E. Compliance with Maryland Reporting Laws.
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Under Maryland law any health practitioner, police officer, or human service worker who has reason to believe that a vulnerable adult is in danger is required to report that fact to the local department of social services. Any concerned person may make such a report. The purpose of the law is to prevent or remedy neglect, self-neglect, abuse, or exploitation of vulnerable adults who are unable to protect their own interests and are at risk of immediate harm to their own person or to others.
To report suspected abuse: Call24 hours a day, from anywhere within the state of MD or click here to find the number to your local Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services office. Adult Protective Services APS is a program that serves adults, 18 and over, who are in a situation of vulnerability and either at risk of, or experiencing exploitation and harm. They investigate situations of suspected abuse and provide professional services designed to protect the well being of vulnerable adults.