• Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Psychology
Hours: 4 Contact Hours
Author(s): Textbook Authors:
  • Christine Wekerle, PhD
  • Alec L. Miller, PsyD
  • David A. Wolfe, PhD
  • Carrie B. Spindel, PsyD
​Workbook Author:
  • Christine Wekerle, PhD
Item#: B4018
Contents: 1 Textbook, 1 Exam Workbook (20 pages)

Childhood Maltreatment

Price $39.95
Item # B4018
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Based on the latest research regarding early traumatization this intermediate-level course offers the necessary framework for identifying childhood maltreatment assessing a variety of impairments and diagnosing disorders. Guidance for the behavioral health professional following a disclosure is provided. The course presents Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy an effective evidence-based intervention for the sequellae of childhood maltreatment. 

Social workers will receive 4 (Clinical Content) continuing education clock hours in participating in this course.

Click here for a list of supplemental references.

Bentovim, A., & Gray, J. (2014). Eradicating child maltreatment: Evidence-based approaches to prevention and intervention across services. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley.

Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). What is child abuse and neglect? Recognizing the signs and symptoms. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/whatiscan.pdf

Dubowitz, H., & Leventhal, J. M. (Eds.). (2014). Child maltreatment [Special issue]. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 61(5), 865–1094.

Feng, J., Chen, Y., Fetzer, S., Feng, M., & Lin, C. (2012). Ethical and legal challenges of mandated child abuse reporters. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(1), 276–280. Abstract retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740911003914

Jembro, C., Svensson, B., Tindberg, Y., & Janson, S. (2012). Multiple psychosomatic symptoms can indicate child physical abuse—results from a study of Swedish schoolchildren. Acta Paediatrica, 101(3), 324–329. doi:10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02518.x

National Center for Child Death Review. (n.d.). Child abuse and neglect fact sheet. Retrieved from http://www.childdeathreview.org/causesCAN.htm

Norman, R. E., Byambaa, M., De, R., Butchart, A., Scott, J., & Vos, T. (2012). The long-term health consequences of child physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS Medicine. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001349

Pietrantonio, A. M., Wright, E., Gibson, K. N., Alldred, T., Jacobson, D., & Niec, A. (2013). Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect: Crafting a positive process for health professionals and caregivers. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(2–3), 102–109. Abstract retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213412002670

Reece, R. M., Hanson, R. F., & Sargent, J. (Eds.). (2014). Treatment of child abuse: Common ground for mental health, medical, and legal practitioners (2nd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau. (2013). Child maltreatment 2012. Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/cm2012.pdf

Course Objectives
  • Discuss the duty to report childhood maltreatment.
  • Identify the definition and scope of childhood maltreatment.
  • Describe the major conceptual frameworks of childhood maltreatment.
  • Explain the key treatment modalities for childhood maltreatment that involve children or youth non-offending parents and families.
  • Identify the commonly associated mental health symptomatology of childhood maltreatment.
Christine Wekerle, PhD, is Associate Professor of Education Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario (UWO). She is also a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children at UWO. Dr. Wekerle has conducted research over the past decade in the areas of child welfare childhood maltreatment the overlap between substance abuse and relationship violence and violence prevention. She recently received a mid-career award to further research on adolescent healthy functioning and violence prevention among child protective services clients (Ontario Women's Health Council/CIHR Institute of Gender and Health). 
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.