Child Maltreatment, Trauma and Self Injurious Behavior
Author: Linda Wilmshurst, Ph.D., ABPP
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Course Created: 2017
Practice Level: Advanced
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Linda Wilmshurst, Ph.D., ABPP
Linda Wilmshurst, Ph.D, ABBP is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in child and adolescent disorders, and ADHD in individuals of all ages. She has authored five books and has published research on ADHD in college students. She also serves as an adjunct faculty for an on-line University where she teaches graduate courses in clinical and school psychology.
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Historically, ‘child abuse” has primarily been associated with thoughts of physical abuse or severe cases of child neglect, however, more contemporary views of child abuse focus on four primary sources of maltreatment: physical, sexual, emotional/ psychological or neglect. There are also frequent reports of multiple maltreatment, or poly-victimization, where a child is subjected to more than one form of abuse. This course examines child abuse as well as the potential outcomes for children exposed to maltreatment, including the development of self injurious behaviors (self inflicted injuries without suicidal intent).
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- Explain the characteristics of different types of abuse and maltreatment.
- Describe prevalence rates for the different types of abuse, internationally.
- Discuss potential outcomes for children exposed to maltreatment, including the development of self injurious behaviors.
- List risks and protective factors for child and family characteristics associated with maltreatment.
- Introduction to Child Maltreatment
- Types of Child Maltreatment
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional/Psychological Abuse
- Child Maltreatment and Self Injurious Behaviors
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