Child Abuse and Neglect
10/26 - 11/22
This course examines indicators of child abuse and neglect as well as current New Hampshire provisions for identifying and reporting suspected cases. The dynamics of family patterns and factors that may lead to abuse and neglect by parents and/or caretakers are discussed. There is a brief historical summary and exploration of cultural variances in abuse cases accompanied by statistics of incidences. Short and long term effects of abuse/neglect are presented.