This is the second module of a two-part series that focuses on the assessment, reporting, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. While the first module focused on assessment of child abuse and neglect and California’s mandated reporting laws, this second module focuses on treatment and interventions. The content explores common treatment issues and the best treatment practices related to neglect and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. The content also explores strategies for working with parents, children, and families, including involuntary clients, who often demonstrate high levels of resistance to treatment. At the end of the course, readers will have gained a more comprehensive understanding of the complexities of assessing and treating child maltreatment. To complete the course, readers will access two short, web-based video clips, several PDF documents, and other web-based material, along with the online content.
This is the second module in a two-part series that meets the required seven hours of coursework in child abuse assessment and reporting for California licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), and licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) licenses. Additionally, this module meets the requirement of seven hours of coursework in child abuse mandated for license renewal for California licensed educational psychologists (LEPs).
After completing this course, readers will be able to do the following:
- Identify the need for multidisciplinary, interagency intervention in child maltreatment cases.
- Identify core issues in the treatment of children who have been maltreated.
- Identify core issues in the treatment of parents who have maltreated their children.
- Identify treatment strategies for intrafamilial sexual abuse, including the offending parent, non-offending parent, and child victim.
- Identify treatment resources useful in treating adults who were sexually abused as children, including male victims.