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Social Advocacy: Child Endangerment and Global Factors




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Course level: Undergraduate

Social work encapsulates individuals working to support a profession concerned with domestic and global social issues that children face. This 5-week course prepares students for the difficult task of assessing, reporting, and treating child abuse.



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Course skills and outcomes

Introduction to Child Welfare and Endangerment

  • Identify the causes of abuse and neglect in families and society
  • Explain the effects of family structure on child development
  • Explain the history and theories of child maltreatment
  • Describe the legal system, ethics, and standards for working with at-risk children and youth.

Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Interpret child abuse and neglect symptoms used to report concerns
  • Identify characteristics of child maltreatment
  • Determine the impact child maltreatment has on child development

At-Risk Youth Issues

  • Determine the needs of at-risk and vulnerable child populations
  • Describe the risks, problems, and issues affecting youth
  • Compare characteristics of high-risk and low-risk youth

Intervention Approaches

  • Describe intervention techniques utilized with families experiencing child maltreatment.
  • Develop assessment and intervention plans for children and adults

Careers and Programs within Child Welfare

  • Compare the efficacy of various child endangerment prevention programs
  • Determine the role social work practitioners play in the delivery of child welfare services
  • Summarize professional services and opportunities present within child welfare
  • Demonstrate empathy and understanding to children and families who receive child welfare services.


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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