Comprehensive Study of Child Abuse and Neglect for the Classroom Teachers
Instructor Meg Kennedy
Course Number PRDV 78123
This course will identify and explore methods used in the identification of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect with an emphasis on developing skills for working with children and families. The course will explore methods of referral to public and private agencies in Massachusetts that deal with investigation and treatment and review current federal, state and local child abuse laws. The course is designed to educate individuals in all aspects of child maltreatment including procedures, documentation, and interpretation of policies.
Required Text: Horton, Connie Burrows, PhD, Cruise, Tracey K., (2001), Child Abuse and Neglect: The School’s Response, The Guilford Press. There will also be several articles and online readings required. The text can be purchased through www.amazon.com.
Framingham State University - 3 graduate credits
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