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The Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development: School-Aged Children eLearning

Intended Audience: Experienced or newly hired child welfare service personnel providing direct service with children and families.

Intended Objectives:

  • Identify the effects of abuse, neglect, and trauma for the school aged child
  • Recognize other influences on development such as social, family, and environmental contexts
  • Be able to describe the effects of trauma and abuse
  • Describe practice considerations when dealing with school-aged children who have been exposed to trauma or abuse

Topics Include:

  • The effects of “normal” and traumatic or abusive experiences on child development
  • Domains of functioning: physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and educational
  • Types of abuse and specific issues relating to child characteristics
  • Supportive Child Welfare Practice
  • Case plan considerations
  • Treatment considerations
  • Placement considerations
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