The purpose of this course is to prepare students to recognize the effects of child maltreatment and apply interventions strategies
for children and their families. Multidisciplinary approaches to prevention, advocacy and treatment of child maltreatment
survivors will be presented and discussed. The course is designed for students majoring in criminal justice, education, social
work, sociology, psychology, nursing, paralegal, or other areas where knowledge of child maltreatment and advocating for
children will be necessary. This course focuses on the responses of professionals to allegations of child maltreatment. The
purpose of this course is to expand the student’s knowledge and skills in identifying, investigating and prosecuting child
maltreatment. The course is designed for students who are likely to pursue a profession in which they will be a mandated
reporter and knowledge of child maltreatment and advocacy is critical.