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Child Abuse and Culture

Author: Lisa Aronson Fontes

Course Created: 2008

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 7 hours
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Course Summary

This course covers child abuse assessment and reporting with diverse clients. Numerous examples and strategies are presented for working with children and families who have experienced child maltreatment.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe traditional medicine techniques encountered in abuse exams.
  • Describe assessing families for child maltreatment.
  • Explain disciplinary practices of minority cultures.
  • Describe guidelines for interviewing victims of child abuse.
  • Explain the impact of poverty on child abuse rates.

Course Syllabus

  1. Multicultural Orientation to Child Maltreatment Work
  2. Working with Immigrant Families Affected by Child Maltreatment
  3. Assessing Diverse Families for Child Maltreatment
  4. Interviewing Diverse Children and Families about Child Maltreatment
  5. Physical Discipline and Abuse
  6. Child Sexual Abuse
  7. Working with Interpreters
  8. Child Maltreatment Prevention and Parent Education
  9. Improving the Cultural Competency of Your Child Maltreatment Agency or Organization Is approved by the American Psychological Association To sponsor continuing education For psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers:, #1115, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: [8/8/2018-8/8/2021]. Social workers completing this course receive 7 Online continuing education credits.


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