PSYC 306

Child Abuse

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course covers major areas of child maltreatment. Topics include definitions of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect; methods of prevention, intervention and treatment; and community resources.

Prerequisites

Learning outcomes

General

  • Students will be able to describe the historical evolution of child abuse and neglect as a social issue.
  • Students will gain awareness of the different forms of child abuse and neglect, and complexities. Also students will be able to describe underlying factors that contribute to abuse and neglect.
  • Students will gain knowledge of different forms of intervention strategies for child abuse, as well as knowledge of appropriate community resources.
  • Students will learn indicators of at risk families or children-at-risk of child abuse and know the main components of child abuse mandatory reporting laws.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.

Fall 2019

Section Title Instructor
21 Child Abuse Becking, Sh Books Course details
22 Child Abuse Becking, Sh Books Course details

Spring 2020

Section Title Instructor
21 Child Abuse Staff Books Course details