Long Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect 2 NBCC Hours
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Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.
The subject matter in this course is "directly and primarily related to" the NBCC Content Areas, Human Growth and Development and Social and Cultural Foundations, which have been specified by the NBCC Continuing Education Provider Policy as acceptable content to qualify for NBCC continuing education credit. This course is available for ACEP home study and offers 2 NBCC Hours.
This course requires the Participant to read and understand the attached article pertaining to child abuse and neglect. In the United States, 676,569 children were victims of child abuse or neglect in 2011 alone. Child abuse and neglect can create long-term consequences for children, families and society and can manifest as physical health problems, psychological problems, behavioral problems and societal problems.
In Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect, Participants will begin with a synopsis of factors affecting the consequences of child abuse and neglect. Next, Participants will consider physical health consequences of child abuse and neglect, with special emphasis on abusive head trauma; impaired brain development; and poor physical health. Additionally, Participants will learn about psychological consequences that researchers have linked to child abuse and neglect, such as: difficulties during infancy; poor mental and emotional health; cognitive difficulties; and social difficulties. Also, Participants will explore how child abuse and neglect seem to increase the likelihood of the following behavioral consequences: difficulties during adolescence; juvenile delinquency and adult criminality; alcohol and other drug abuse; and abusive behavior. Next, Participants will examine how child abuse and neglect creates both direct and indirect consequences for society. Participants will become familiar with the actions communities must take to prevent abuse and neglect from occurring. Finally, Participants will consider the importance of addressing the needs of children and adults who have experienced abuse and neglect by utilizing a trauma-informed approach.
This course is intended to provide child welfare professionals, mental health professionals and social workers with an overview of the long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect.
To be familiar with the factors affecting the consequences of child abuse and neglect
To be aware of physical health consequences of child abuse and neglect
To identify psychological consequences linked to child abuse and neglect
To consider the behavioral consequences of child abuse and neglect
To explore societal consequences of child abuse and neglect
To understand that communities must take both preventative and reactive actions