bshs408 | undergraduate
Childhood Abuse And Neglect
This course focuses on the segment of family violence involving physical child abuse, child sexual abuse and exploitation, child neglect and psychological maltreatment of children. Students will examine the scope of these problems and the characteristics of both victims and perpetrators while conducting a search for patterns and dynamics of each distinction. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of reporting requirements, treatment interventions, repressed memory controversy, working within the criminal justice system and the tenets of the Children’s Justice Act addressing investigation, prosecution, and judicial handling of abuse and neglect cases. Areas of focus involve various forms of each category including indicators for the range of abuses on an international scale with child labor, slavery, and child prostitution issues.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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The History and Elements of Child Abuse
- Evaluate the types of child abuse and neglect from different theoretical perspectives.
- Explain the extent and implications of child abuse and neglect.
- Evaluate how the history of child abuse and neglect has shaped current policy.
- Distinguish between the characteristics associated with the various types of child abuse and neglect.
The Impact of Abuse
Examine the primary interventions associated with addressing child abuse, neglect, and child maltreatment.
Explore the international interventions issues relating to child labor, slavery, and child prostitution.
- Evaluate how the Children’s Justice Act impacts the practice of human service.
The Elements of Assessment and Treatment
Determine assessment methods for screening for child abuse and neglect.
Evaluate the patterns and characteristics of the abuser and of those who have been abused.
- Describe the responsibilities of the human service professional when working with the criminal justice and the judicial systems.
- Describe methods a human service professional may use in the prevention of child abuse and neglect in the school setting.
- Identify the primary interventions the human service professional may use in preventing child abuse and neglect in a family setting.
- Examine ethical issues the human service professional must consider when working with children.
Interventions Following Abuse
- Identify the primary community resources and how they address child abuse and neglect.
- Describe how treatment is impacted when human service professionals report child abuse.
- Explore the controversies associated with repressed memories.
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