Childhood Exposure to Family Violence
$8.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]
CE Course Description
Exposure to family violence is a serious problem in the United States, with over 8 million children currently experiencing violence in their home lives. The purpose of this CE course is to summarize findings from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) which was designed to evaluate children’s exposure to conventional crime, child maltreatment, other types of physical and sexual assault, and the witnessing of community violence. This information is especially important to educators, medical and mental health professionals, social workers, and others who work with children, and may be used as a means to determine the extent of this problem and to assess the need for services to help families.
CE Course Objectives
1. Summarize NatSCEV survey results regarding exposure to family violence among children in the United States.
2. Describe important features of family violence incidents including types of exposure, gender of perpetrators, and children's reactions to violence.
3. Identify implications for policymakers, researchers, and practitioners as they work to develop better protocols to screen for children exposed to family violence and to improve interventions to assist exposed children.
4. Evaluate the physical, mental, and emotional ramifications of children's exposure to violence in their homes, schools, and communities.
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