Both neglect and sexual abuse can be difficult to identify. In this course, you will practice distinguishing between medical child abuse, medical neglect, starvation and failure to thrive. You will learn the indicators and dynamics of child torture and how these differ from what is typically seen in neglect or chronic maltreatment cases. You will learn more about how to talk with children, including skills for responding when a child spontaneously discloses abuse. You will also build on your understanding of what young people might expect when visiting a Child Advocacy Center. This will help you respond appropriately to questions or concerns from young people and their caregivers about ‘what happens next?”
Participants register separately for each part of the module but MUST complete each session within the module in order. Participants who have not completed 3.1 will not be allowed to participate in 3.2.
Module 3 Neglect, Sexual Abuse and Placing Children includes:
- Neglect and Basics of Child Interviews
- Intro to Sexual Abuse and Responding to Spontaneous Disclosure
- Placing with Unlicensed Caregivers for AHCT
- Neglect, Sexual Abuse and Placing Children: Assessing Neglect and Sexual Abuse
- Neglect, Sexual Abuse and Placing Children: Placing Children
Staff newly hired into afterhours, or those who have not been able to attend training specific to afterhours work in the past.
DCYF staff can register for Afterhours Core 3.2 Maltreatment and Placement: Neglect and Sexual Abuse through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact DCYF.LearningCenter@dcyf.wa.gov.
Other workforce members can request registration for this course using the Alliance External Registration form. Use this if you are CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, and Judicial Personnel (incl. CASA/GAL). For help with this webform, please contact Alliance Support via email@example.com.