Global Educators Cohort Program - Teacher Education

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Outline

  • Historical Perspectives
    • History of childhood
    • Historical development of child welfare services
    • Child welfare systems in communities of color
  • Models for understanding child abuse
    • Intergenerational cycle
    • Societal acceptance of violence; poverty and socioeconomic issues
    • Neurobiology of childhood stress and trauma
    • Ecological approaches
    • Epidemiological model
    • Accommodation Syndrome, Memory and Suggestibility
  • Child Maltreatment: Current definitions of child abuse and neglect
    • Statistics/Trends
    • Types of abuse and risk factors
    • Abuse characteristics (type, frequency, duration etc.)
    • Cultural issues
  • Indicators of Abuse
    • Behavioral
    • Cognitive
    • Emotional
    • Physical
    • Developmental considerations
    • Cultural considerations
    • Animal abuse
  • Comparative Perspectives
    • International child abuse rates and intervention
    • Sex Trafficking, pornography & the internet
    • Child abuse and children with disabilities
    • Religious doctrines, religious practices and child abuse
  • Legal Framework
    • United Nations Children’s Bill of Rights (4/20/96)
    • CAPTA PL 93-247 (1/31/74)
    • Civil Laws; Michigan
    • Criminal laws; Michigan
  • Protocols/Multidisciplinary Team Responses
    • Who does what? (law enforcement, social workers, doctors, nurses, teachers…)
    • Working Collaboratively
  • Assessing Family Dynamics
    • Vulnerability of children: At risk families’ characteristics
    • Intake and assessment of families; Ethnic and cultural sensitivity; Alternative response
    • Indicators of domestic violence; perpetrator and case indicators
    • Role of substance abuse; working with substance-abusing families
    • Environmental factors; delinquency and gangs; violent neighborhoods
    • Grandparents as parents
  • Interventions for Child Maltreatment
    • Family assessment (alternative response)
    • Family group decision making conferencing
    • Family-based counseling
    • Children’s justice initiative
    • CHIPS (Children in Need of Protection or Services) Petitions
    • Parenting classes
    • Corporal punishment
  • Specific Medical Issues
    • Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, & Failure to Thrive
    • Methamphetamine addiction: consequences for children
  • Unresolved issues of care and service providers
    • Life experiences/self-awareness
    • Vicarious traumatization of practitioners working with child abuse
    • Responsibilities of administrators and managers
    • Advocacy in interdisciplinary teams
  • Responsibilities of professionals
    • Mandated reporting laws
    • Child protective services
    • Professional barriers; perception of CPS agents, legal ramifications
    • Documentation