Effectively Addressing Child Victimization

About the Course:

Published by the National Victim Assistance Academy. 2000, 30 pages.
Provides an overview of child victimization, its effects, the need for services, and program strategies critical to help the child and his or her family cope with the trauma of victimization. Addresses the broad scope of child victimization and its effects, emotional and communicative levels of children based on age, and appropriate responses for general support services. Additionally, focuses on providing support and services to child victims and witnesses if they are required to participate in the criminal justice process.

Author

National Victim Assistance Academy

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about child victimization. It is appropriate for participants with all levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. increase knowledge of federal initiatives related to child victimization.

  2. be able to identify the five types of child victimization and the short- and long-term consequences of children who witness or experience child victimization.

  3. understand why a child might have difficulty disclosing his or her abuse.

  4. learn about the benefits of multidisciplinary teams in addressing issues of child victimization.

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