Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify indicators of physical abuse.
2. identify indicators of neglect.
3. identify indicators of emotional abuse.
4. Understand the legal basis of identifying abuse and neglect in California, and understands the associated sections of the Welfare & Institutions Code Section 300 (a) - (j)
5. Identify strength-based information gathering strategies (that include exploration of family strengths, resources, and risk and safety factors) necessary for working with children, families, and others in the context of making a child maltreatment determination.
6. Identify physical, emotional, and behavioral characteristics of children who have been maltreated, while attending to the cultural and ethnic context of the children.
7. identify three cultural practices that may be mistaken for child maltreatment.