CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CE Course Description
Child abuse and neglect is associated with negative human, societal, and economic impacts, and it continues to be highly prevalent. Developed using information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this intermediate level continuing education course addresses strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect from happening in the first place as well as approaches to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of abuse and neglect. Programs, practices, and policies with evidence of impact on child abuse and neglect victimization, perpetration, or risk factors for child abuse and neglect are presented.
CE Course Objectives
1. Differentiate between the types of child abuse and neglect, and summarize its prevalence and consequences.
2. Identify strategies and approaches to prevent child abuse and neglect at the community, societal, individual and relationship levels.
3. Evaluate what research is saying about child abuse and neglect victimization, perpetration, and risk factors for child abuse and neglect.
4. Discuss ways to strengthen economic support for families and to change social norms to promote positive parenting.
5. Outline the benefits of providing quality early child care and education to improve cognitive and socioemotional development and to increase the likelihood of experiencing safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
6. Describe approaches for intervening to lessen harms and prevent future risk posed by child abuse and neglect exposure or its associated risk factors.
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.
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