||This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of child abuse in its many forms, including the causes, family factors, indicators, disclosure, and treatment. The student will have the opportunity to discuss the implications of working with abused children and critique their own professional role in the treatment of abused children. The importance of this course is to reduce the incidence of child abuse and family violence through providing clinical training, raise awareness to the dynamics of this issue, and help students develop effective intervention skills. Students will have the opportunity to focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of working with child abuse survivors.
This is an advanced level course, in which students will be expected to research various forms of child abuse, illustrate their knowledge and their findings with fellow students through team teaching, critical thinking, experiential learning, and inter-professional collaboration.