SW 576 Assessment and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

3 credits

This course offers students the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to assess and intervene in situations of child abuse and neglect. The role of social work in assessing and intervening in situations involving child maltreatment will be examined from a broad perspective, including the role of child protection; differing etiologies of abuse and neglect in families; practice implications in defining and intervening when child maltreatment is suspected or documented; the role of multi disciplinary casework; and the social, political and legal contexts of practice.