SW 576 Child Abuse and Neglect

This course offers students the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to assess and intervene in situations of child abuse and neglect across different areas. The role of assessing and intervening in situations involving child maltreatment will be examined from a broad perspective including: the role social workers play in child protection, differing etiologies of abuse and neglect, practice implications in defining and intervening when child maltreatment is suspected or documented, the role of multi-disciplinary casework, and the social, political and legal contexts of practice in the field of child welfare. This course will emphasize the role of social work in ensuring an integrated, evidenced-based, trauma-informed and human rights perspective practice approach in the delivery of services at all levels.