Mental Health Professionals' Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Abuse and Neglect

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To complete this course for credit, your exam must be successfully completed by Sep 30, 2019.

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About the Course:

This course is intended to provide a foundation for broadening roles and responsibilities, as well as to discuss the issues that should be considered in the evaluation and treatment of maltreated children and their families. It is also intended to help improve the participant’s ability to work collaboratively among social services disciplines.


National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about prevention issues related to abuse and neglect. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define child abuse and neglect, as well as the responsibilities of the mental health professional as regards child abuse/neglect.

  2. Identify specific mental health treatment issues and models regarding child abuse and neglect.

  3. Recognize treatment modalities and personal issues for mental health professionals.

  4. determine the potential usefulness of other resources listed in this report.

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Course Number: 100299
Credit Hours: 7cr
Exam Fee: $48.79
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