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Child Abuse In Psychotherapy, Counseling & Nursing: Assessment & Reporting

Credit Hour : 7

Organized by :   Zur Institute, Inc.

Specialities :   Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Conference Summary

Child Abuse In Psychotherapy, Counseling & Nursing: Assessment & Reporting is organized by Zur Institute, Inc..

CE credits hours: 7

Course Description:
Child abuse and neglect are a serious problem in our society. Its effects are long-term, may persist over generations, and affect the most vulnerable members of society. In recognition of the importance of clinicians being trained to recognize, report, and treat individuals and families involved in abuse and neglect, California and many other states require periodic training of clinicians. This 7 CE course is designed to meet California and several other states’ CE standards.

Clinicians will learn to not only identify the indications of child abuse and neglect–which range from subtle indicators to profound abuse–but equally important, to be sensitive to the dangers of making false accusations.

This intermediate course is in four parts. Part One provides both national and state definitions and statistics of child abuse and neglect. Part Two provides information on assessing and reporting child abuse and neglect, including the laws governing mandated reporting in California and other states. Part Three covers prevention and treatment. Part Four covers special considerations when working with Asian American and Native American children and families. Additional resources and references are provided for further study, but they are not part of the course.

Educational Objectives:
This course will teach the participant to
• Distinguish the difference between child abuse and child neglect.
• Describe the clinical dilemmas surrounding mandated reporting.
• Identify and assess the indicators of various levels of child abuse and neglect.
• Describe the prevalence of child abuse and neglect.
• Summarize the requirements and procedures for mandated reporting.
• Describe working with minorities and underserved groups, families and communities around issues of child abuse and neglect.
• Review some common misconceptions and pitfalls of treatment, which can unintentionally increase the traumatic effects of sexual abuse.

Course Syllabus:
• Definitions of child abuse and neglect
  ○ Federal definitions
  ○ State definitions
• Prevalence, nationally and by states
• Mandated reporting
  ○ State by state requirements
  ○ Legal protections for reporters
• Assessing child abuse and neglect
  ○ Recognizing signs of abuse and neglect
  ○ What to look for and do as a first responder
  ○ Pitfalls of leaping to premature conclusions
  ○ How to interview children
• Prevention and treatment
  ○ How sexual predators attract children
  ○ Avoiding re-traumatization when treating children
• Assessment and treatment with minority families
  ○ Asian American children and families
  ○ Korean children and families
  ○ Hispanic children and families

General Information  - Overview:
• You can complete courses in one or more sittings over three years. Since courses require updating, the course/s you purchase will expire after three years.
• You can read, watch or listen to the course material online, download and/or print it.
• You can take the posttest as many times as you need to pass.
• You will get your test results and a printable certificate instantaneously online.
• The day you submit the evaluation (after you pass the posttest) is your course completion date. IMPORTANT NOTE: All times/dates are Eastern Standard Time.

Credit Info

  • Credit Hour : 7
Target Audience

& Nurses

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