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.
- 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.
- 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.