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Child abuse, neglect and family violence are some of the most serious problems in society today. This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of child abuse in its many forms, including the causes, symptoms, family factors, indicators, disclosure, prevention, and treatment. The student will have the opportunity to discuss the implications of working with abused children and critique their own professional role in the treatment of abused children. The student will also be looking at the impact this work has on them as a professional. Students will have an opportunity to learn about this very complex issue through live simulations, presentations, independent research, and in class lectures.
Note: Minimum C grade. Pre-requisite: Year 1 & 2 CYWP courses.