: is defined as any physical injury
or death inflicted other than by accidental means; an injury which is at
variance with medical evidence and the history given; severe corporal
punishment; discipline or restraint which is excessive and creates serious
physical and/or emotional harm to the child.
: Is an act against the child as
defined in Chapter 2907 of the ORC
such activity would constitute an offense under that chapter, including:
Corruption of a minor
Gross sexual imposition
Felonious sexual penetration
Pandering obscenity involving a minor
Importuning – definition: to press or urge with
troublesome persistence, such as to solicit, request, command or
intentionally aid another person to engage in conduct which
constitutes an offense.
: is defined as the failure of a
parent or guardian(s) to provide for the necessary sustenance, education or
medical needs of a child (this can be due to refusal to provide, faults, habits
or abandonment on the part of the parent or guardian). Neglect includes, but is
not limited to:
Inadequate housing (conditions so dangerous that
there is a threat of injury or health hazard if there is no agency
Supervision based on the impact on children due
to being left alone/unsupervised.
Medical Neglect (parents refusing treatment
which places a child at risk; attempting to remove child against
medical advice; failing to take a child for treatment of a diagnosed
condition placing a child at risk; and failing to have a mental
condition treated – if that mental condition is a threat to the
Inadequate clothing or food (parents failing to
provide clothing that is weather appropriate or food within the
limits of the parent’s resources). Inadequate nutrition with
identifiable physical results, such as failure to thrive.
Failure to provide for appropriate hygiene of
child, resulting in a medical problem.