course »Child Abuse Identification and Prevention When Working with Youth in Foster Care

Date: 6/22/2016, 5:30 pm—8:30 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Alameda
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: (916) 254-5200
This course will teach participants about the various types of child abuse and neglect that are currently the most common, and the physical and behavioral warning signs that may accompany different kinds of child maltreatment.The first step in preventing child abuse and stopping the epidemic is to understand the warning signs and know what to do when you suspect that a child is being maltreated. Preventing child maltreatment is critical to the health and well-being of children, particularly in the early stages of development and as they grow and mature into adulthood.The presenter will review and define child abuse and neglect, risk factors & prevention.

Objectives:
  1. Participants will demonstrate knowledge of the various types of child abuse; emotional, physical, sexual and neglect.
  2. Participants will learn the long term consequences of child abuse, and the possible ramifications of child abuse, including future victimization and abuse reactive behaviors.
  3. Participants will learn assessment tools to identify and then implement safety plans to keep the victim and other foster youth safe.
  4. Participants will be able to recognize the behavioral and physical signs of abuse and neglect.