The Effects of Child Maltreatment on Brain Development
$3.00 | CEU Hours:1.00 | Beginning*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.
CEU Course Description
This CEU course provides information on typical brain development and the potential effects of abuse and neglect on that development. The information in this course is designed to help professionals understand the emotional, mental, and behavioral impact of early abuse and neglect in children who come to the attention of the child welfare system.
Article Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau
Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)
CEU Course Objectives
1. Explain the result of higher cortisol levels.
2. Investigate the factors that specific effects of maltreatment may depend on.
3. Examine the brain alterations that may be caused by a toxic stress response.
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