Childhood Victimization: An Overview of Public Health Efforts
- Summer Inst. term
- Mental Health
- 1 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2021 - 2022
- Instruction Method:
- Synchronous Online
- Wed 06/02/2021 - Thu 06/03/2021
- Class Times:
- W Th, 8:30am - 12:20pm
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:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 50% Participation
- 50% Final Exam
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
The course will move to a virtual format using Zoom and there will be two one-half day sessions.