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HDFS - Human Development/Family Science

HDFS260 (3 credits)
Child Abuse and Neglect
Examines historical and contemporary perspectives on child maltreatment including neglect; physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; and ritualistic abuse of children. The course will also touch on various types of elder abuse. Students will study the psycho-social impact of maltreatment on victims and their families along with treatments available for survivors, abusers and their families. Students will be acquainted with the developmental, medical and legal aspects of the different types of abuse and will study the indicators of abuse, intervention, prevention, reporting criteria, and legal procedures. Prerequisites: WR115 or BT113 or designated placement score. Co-requisite PSY202.