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330.647.11 Childhood Victimization: An Overview of Public Health Efforts

Department:
Mental Health
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
1 credit
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Tue 05/30/2017 - Tue 05/30/2017
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  8:30am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Elizabeth Letourneau
Course Instructors:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only
Resources:
Description:

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:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the key components of a comprehensive public health approach to the prevention of childhood victimization.
  2. Critique the scope, reach, and content of services available to victims of child maltreatment.
  3. Evaluate the quality and limitations of criminal justice interventions for perpetrators of childhood violence.
  4. 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