Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect

$4.50 | CEU Hours:1.50 | Beginning

 

CEU Course Description

This course addresses abuse and neglect by looking at: the legal definition; federal law related to child abuse.  Assessing the signs and symptoms; what is known about chronic neglect; ways to work with families experiencing chronic neglect, including critical elements of successful casework practice; examples of what agencies are doing and ways agencies can integrate child welfare approaches to chronic neglect with prevention and early intervention efforts.

Also discussed are the the long-term physical, psychological, behavioral, and societal consequences of child abuse and neglect; and the importance of prevention as a critical component of the nation’s child protection system will be looked at by outlining programs and strategies that are proving beneficial in reducing the likelihood of child maltreatment.

Author:  Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). What is child abuse and neglect? Recognizing the signs and symptoms. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.; Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Chronic child neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.; Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.; Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2017). Child maltreatment prevention: Past, present, and future. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.

Retrieved from:  https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/whatiscan/; https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/chronic-neglect/; https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/long-term-consequences/; https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/issue-briefs/cm-prevention/

 

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Differentiate between child abuse and neglect, including how they are defined in Federal law.

2. Appraise current child abuse and neglect statistics as well as how childhood trauma impacts well-being.

3. Summarize the major types of child abuse and neglect while determining how to recognize signs and symptoms of maltreatment.

4. Identify three challenges associated with chronic neglect and give examples of promising interventions and evidence-informed programs that offer help.

5. Name three long-term physical, psychological, behavioral, and societal consequences of child abuse and neglect.

6. Describe the history of child abuse prevention, progress made, and promising prevention strategies.

 

CEU Outline with Main Points

1.  What is Child Abuse and Neglect?  Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms

a.  How is child abuse and neglect defined in Federal law?

b.  What are the major types of child abuse and neglect?

c.  Recognizing signs of abuse and neglect

2.  Chronic Child Neglect

a.  What is chronic neglect?

b.  Scope of the problem

c.  Characteristics of families

d.  Effects on children

e.  Effects on society

f.  Practice principles

g.  Chronic neglect casework

h.  Competencies and training

i.  Implications for child welfare organizations

j.  Examples of promising interventions and evidence-informed programs

3.  Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect

a.  Factors affecting the consequences of child abuse and neglect

b.  Physical health consequences

c.  Psychological consequences

d.  Behavioral consequences

e.  Societal consequences

4.  Child Maltreatment Prevention: Past, Present, and Future

a.  Scope of the problem

b.  History of child abuse prevention

c.  Prevention today

d.  Identifying and implementing quality programs

e.  Promising prevention strategies

f.  Looking toward the future

 

 

Date Added: 2017-12-28

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