Child Abuse and Neglect: 2-Video Series
Learn the signs of child abuse and neglect, as well as how to assess and treat families where it occurs, in this important 2-video set.
This video set will be your guide to exploring what physical child abuse is, what child neglect is, the short- and long- term effects of each, and most importantly, what can be done to put a stop to it.

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In this Series…

In Depth
Recognizing and Preventing Physical Child Abuse
When working with parents who have physically abused their children, it’s important to engage them in a non-judgmental way without anger or condemnation. This is challenging when witnessing the consequences of abusing a child. If the parents themselves grew up in an abusive household and are used to punishment then defensiveness and anger will be very prevalent as you begin your work. It will be important to set firm limits for what behavior is acceptable while also forming a relationship that makes it possible for the parent to hear and trust you. This can be the first step to helping them open up and change their behavior.

After watching this video, you will:

  • Identify the factors that often lead parents to physically abuse their children.
  • Learn both the short-term and long-term effects of physical discipline.
  • Understand the difference between physical discipline and physical abuse.

Recognizing and Preventing Child Neglect

The most common form of child maltreatment is not abuse, but child neglect, and it is vastly underreported. Mandatory reporters need to increase their assessment skills in this area and this video provides the viewer with a strong set of tools to do so. It explores the kinds of neglect to be on the lookout for, the effects of this neglect, as well as when to intervene.

Following the viewing of this video you will be able to:

  • Name the different types of child neglect that social workers assess for.
  • Explain the signs that indicate each type of neglect that would encourage the social worker to assess further and intervene.
  • Understand the effects of neglect on children.

Length of Series: 1:38:00

English subtitles available

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