330.647.11 Childhood Victimization: An Overview of Public Health Efforts
- Mental Health
- Summer Inst. term
- 1 credit
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
- East Baltimore
- Tue 05/30/2017 - Tue 05/30/2017
- Class Times:
- Tuesday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Students and professionals whose work intersects with child development, trauma, welfare or delinquency will benefit from learning about both victimization and perpetration of child maltreatment. This case-based course will include discussion of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect.
Examines childhood victimization from a public health perspective. Familiarizes students with public health strategies used to address three related domains: detection and prevention, treating victims, and offender interventions. Challenges students to critically examine policy and practice, using cases such as the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Uses small group break-out sessions to help familiarize students with the public health approach to violence prevention.
- Learning Objectives:
- Identify the key components of a comprehensive public health approach to the prevention of childhood victimization.
- Critique the scope, reach, and content of services available to victims of child maltreatment.
- Evaluate the quality and limitations of criminal justice interventions for perpetrators of childhood violence.
- Explain key components of primary prevention interventions.
- Methods of Assessment:
Students will be graded on class participation (50% of grade), including contribution to discussion and to small-group breakout tasks and on an in-class exam (50% of grade).
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required