101403: Child Neglect

A Guide for Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention

About the Course:

The manual upon which this course is based, Child Neglect: A Guide for Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention, covers neglect’s definition, causes, impact, and prevention and intervention strategies in more detail. It also builds on earlier manuals, reiterates some of their most important points, and addresses the following topics:

* Definition and scope of neglect * Impact of neglect * Risk and protective factors * Assessment of child neglect * Child neglect prevention and intervention.

Publication Date:

2006

Author

DePanfilis, Diane, Ph.D., M.S.W.

About the Author:

Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D., M.S.W., is the Associate Dean for Research and an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she teaches social work practice and child welfare research courses in the Master of Social Work program, as well as research seminars in the doctoral program. She is also director of the Institute for Human Services Policy and codirector of the Center for Families, an interdisciplinary partnership between the schools of social work and medicine and the department of pediatrics. Over the past 30 years, she has provided child welfare services at the local level as a caseworker, supervisor, and administrator; worked as a consultant at the national level conducting program evaluations and providing training and technical assistance to social workers and other disciplines; and conducted extensive studies related to the delivery of child protective services and the prevention of child maltreatment. She is co-editor of the Handbook on Child Protection Practice and is a former president of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about how to prevent, assess, and appropriately intervene in cases of child neglect. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define neglect and describe the impact and scope of the problem.

  2. Identify risk and protective factors associated with child neglect.

  3. Explain how to assess for child neglect using the model described in this course.

  4. Evaluate methods of child neglect prevention and intervention presented.

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