Course Agenda

    1. Instructions

    1. Pretest Instructions

    2. Pretest

    1. Course Overview

    1. Introduction

    2. Print Posttest Study Guide

    3. Providing Treatment for Child Abuse or Neglect

    4. Coordinated, Comprehensive Child Welfare Interventions

    5. Required Video: California Child Abuse Law | Amin Law (2:54 minutes)

    6. Strength-Based Models Utilized in California Child Welfare Services

    7. Educational Interventions Utilized in Child Welfare Services

    8. Optional Resources 

    1. Required Video: Children, Violence, and Trauma—Treatments That Work (6:09 minutes)

    2. Essential Elements of a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System

    3. Required Video: Children, Violence, and Trauma—Addressing Violence in the Home (8:41 minutes)

    4. Optional Resources

    1. Special Issues in Treating Involuntary Clients

    2. Strategies for Managing Resistance

    3. Issues Related to Transference and Countertransference

    4. Countertransference: Vignette 1

    5. Countertransference: Vignette 2

    6. Countertransference: Vignette 3

    7. Considerations in Supporting Clients

    8. Optional Resource

About this course

  • $31.50
  • 44 lessons

Course Details

Course Description

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.

Target Audience

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).

Learning Objectives

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.

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