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.

Learning outcomes


  • 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 2020

Section Title Instructor
21 Child Abuse Becking, Sheila M Books Course details

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Child Abuse Becking, Sheila M Books Course details