Child Abuse and Neglect

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Training Approach


American Psychological Association, Child Abuse and Neglect Working Group and Section on Child Maltreatment of the Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services

A Guide for Including Information on Child Abuse and Neglect in Professional Education and Training; A Guide for Including Information on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Undergraduate Curriculum; developed 1996

Graduate students of psychology

Medium: three-part guide with resources (graduate course on child abuse and neglect) Method: specialized training for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists (basic materials on child abuse and neglect)

Integrating child abuse and neglect into current course work; definitional issues; prevalence and consequences of child abuse and neglect; theories about the development of abusive and neglectful behaviors; recognition and referral of abused and neglected children and adults: child protection system, medical intervention, legal involvement, mental health interventions; prevention of child abuse and neglect; ethical issues; research methods; involvement with other professionals; assessment of child abuse and neglect victims and their families; interventions with abused and neglected children and families—issues for the psychologist; interventions with perpetrators of abuse and neglect

Boston Children’s Hospital, AWAKE program (Advocacy for Women and Kids in Emergencies)

Health Care Services for Battered Women and Their Abused Children

Health care providers

Medium: 60-page manual; elective

Relationships between child abuse and woman abuse (also covers domestic violence); specific, practical information for a health system response

Brown University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI

Fellowship Program in Child Abuse and Neglect


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