This one-day course is designed to provide an overview of the subject of child abuse prevention, identification, intervention and treatment. The course will provide a historical perspective of the problem of child abuse and society’s response. It will define and describe the different types of abuse, the dynamics involved, and the short term and long term effects. It will differentiate between intrafamilial and extrafamilial abuse. It will discuss the process of identification and assessment. It will provide discussion of effective
treatment, including innovative models of intervention as well as specific therapeutic techniques. It will offer information about the child protective services systems response to child abuse and the legal obligations for reporting child abuse by mandated reporters, issues of confidentiality, and privilege. The class will emphasize the need for collaboration between service providers working with families where abuse has occurred and provide information on resources available to families in the community as well as educational and professional resources available to professionals working in the field.
Presenter: DANA WEINSTEIN, LCSW, MFT
has been licensed for 25 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage Family Therapist. She has taught the BBS required course on Child Abuse Assessment and Treatment for Antioch University for the past five years. She has also provided teachers and school staff at LAUSD with the district mandated Child Abuse staff training for the past ten years. Ms. Weinstein has in depth experience in Child Abuse Assessment and Treatment both in her private practice for 25 years, as well as at UCLA Harbor Hospital for 2 years. She has also been an expert witness for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences with a specialty in the area of child abuse assessment, treatment, ethics, and the law.
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