This seminar will address such issues as prevalence and
typologies of child/sexual abuse, maltreatment, and neglect,
physical and behavioral indicators, and emotional and societal
ramifications. The mandated professional’s role in recognizing and
reporting suspected child abuse and neglect will be addressed.
Caretaker and victim risk factors will be explored. Seminar
participants will enhance their knowledge of parameters for
interviewing suspected victims and reporting potential child abuse
cases to the State Central Register (SCR).
Video and case vignettes will be presented through which
identification and reporting skills can be further amplified. The
potential for a child abuse report to eventuate in an array of
preventive and supportive services which can positively impact on
families will be discussed. Prevention strategies will be reviewed
and the mandated reporter’s role in community education and
involvement with regard to child abuse will be addressed.
Completion of the workshop earns a certificate of completion
required for mandated professional reporters of child abuse and
David Drassner, Ph.D.
Friday, October 2, 2009
9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Bent Hall 277A/B, Queens campus