Child Neglect and Maltreatment

$8.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-357

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CE Course Description 

Although child neglect is the most prevalent type of child maltreatment, it has historically received the least attention from researchers and others. This brief, intermediate level continuing education course addresses the scope of the problem of child neglect as well as its consequences, reviews definitions and strategies for assessing neglect, presents the history of child abuse prevention, and suggests sources of training and informational support. In addition, programs and strategies that are proving beneficial in reducing the likelihood of child maltreatment are presented as well as future challenges and opportunities in child maltreatment prevention.

CE Course Objectives

1. Differentiate between the various forms of child neglect and summarize the scope of the problem.

2. Identify the consequences, risk and protective factors, and special considerations that impact neglected children and their families.

3. Describe methods to assess neglect and analyze information gathered during the investigation and assessment so that an effective case plan can be developed.

4. Outline the history of child abuse prevention and review current prevention strategies.

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