Understanding and Helping Abused, Neglected and Abandoned Children (EDA5987)

3 credits

Courtyard by Marriott, Montgomeryville      

Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Child welfare rules created during the 1970's have not kept pace with our changing society. Education is an essential component of the effort to prevent child abuse and neglect and to reduce the consequences to abused and neglected children. This course will present up to date information from professionals in the areas of law enforcement, child protective services, foster care, mental health, medical, legal and social services. The issues of the mandatory abuse and neglect reporting required of educators will be clarified. The educators' role in identification of characteristics and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorders and trauma will be explored. Individual research will be done on identifying community resources.

Semester Information: 
January 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27


Required Text:
Pelzer, David. (1995). A Child Called It. Deerfield Beach: Fl: Health Communications, Inc. ISBN: 978-1558743663.