101410: Treatment for Abused and Neglected Children

Infancy to Age 18

About the Course:

This manual upon which this course is based, produced by NCCAN as part of the User Manual Series, provides an overview of the treatment of sexually abused, physically abused, and neglected children. Child development is briefly reviewed and the study of developmental psychopathology is described. All aspects of child development are considered, including intrapersonal development, interpersonal development, physical development, sexual development, and behavioral conduct development. Consequences of abuse and neglect, assessment of maltreatment, the therapeutic process and the role of the therapist, treatment issues and specialized interventions, and case management are addressed. The manual provides a glossary of terms and list of resources.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

1994

Authors

Winn, Cynthia A., L.C.S.W.; Urquiza, Anthony J., Ph.D.

About the Authors:

Cynthia A. Winn, L.C.S.W., is a member of the UCDMC Pediatric Social Services. She is also Treatment Coordinator of the UCDMC Child Protection Center. Ms. Winn’s areas of interest and expertise include assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who have experienced physical and emotional trauma, including sexual and physical abuse and neglect, major medical diagnoses, and the witnessing of violent behavior.

Anthony J. Urquiza, Ph.D., is a child clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Child Protection Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of California Davis Medical Center (UCDMC). Dr. Urquiza has extensive clinical experience with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. His primary clinical and research interests and publications center on all types of family violence, with specific focus on family violence and ethnic minorities, the sexual victimization of males, the treatment of child and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, the development of children’s sexuality, and mental health psychodiagnostic issues as they apply to child maltreatment. Dr. Urquiza is the coauthor of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect User Manual,The Role of Mental Health Professionals in the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the treatment of abused and neglected children ranging in age from infancy through age 18. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with aspects of child development and psychopathology.

  2. Compare and contrast the consequences of differing forms of child abuse and neglect.

  3. Identify and be able to apply assessment issues and approaches with maltreated children.

  4. Describe varying theoretical approaches to therapy with maltreated children.

  5. Cite examples of treatment issues and aspects of case management that uniquely apply to specialized interventions with abused and maltreated children.

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