Child Abuse and Neglect

Independent Study - Chapter Two | taught by Guardian ad Litem State Office

Course description


Recognizing the signs of child abuse and neglect is the first step in helping abused or neglected children.  To advocate for them, you will need to know the different types of abuse and neglect and the risk factors for each.  

By the end of this chapter you should be able to: 

  • Articulate what constitutes child abuse and neglect 
  • Discuss the types of child abuse and neglect 
  • Identify risk factors of child abuse and neglect 
  • Understand how to identify family strengths through the use of the resource lens

This material has been exclusively designed for I am for the child Academy. 

Course updated June 2019


Guardian ad Litem  State Office
Guardian ad Litem State Office
Legal Counsel

Guest Presenters: 

  • Kristen Solomon, Esquire - Statewide Director of Operations 
  • Camille Frazer, Esquire - Regional Legal Counsel Southern
  • Kathleen Clendining, Esquire - Managing Attorney, 15th Circuit
  • Brittany Rutan, Esquire - Managing Attorney, 9th Circuit 

If you have any questions please email training@gal.fl.gov. 


Course Curriculum

Section 1: Types of Child Abuse Overview
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Section 2: Risk Factors
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Section 3: Advocacy in Action
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Section 4: Chapter Wrap-Up
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Reviews (30)

Good basic information

by Heather Butler
Provides good basic information on different forms of abuse and neglect. I enjoyed the information about the resource/deficit lens.

Excellent Course.

by jake watson
Thought provoking survey at the end of this course. I didn't realize how I could look at the same image and react to it so drastically depending on the lens I used to assess it. Quality definitions for the different types of child abuse.

Well Organized

by Philip Alexander
The lesson was easy to follow and had just the right amount of interaction.
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Good basic information

by Heather Butler
Provides good basic information on different forms of abuse and neglect. I enjoyed the information about the resource/deficit lens.

Excellent Course.

by jake watson
Thought provoking survey at the end of this course. I didn't realize how I could look at the same image and react to it so drastically depending on the lens I used to assess it. Quality definitions for the different types of child abuse.

Well Organized

by Philip Alexander
The lesson was easy to follow and had just the right amount of interaction.

GREAT WAY TO DESCRIBE WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.

by David Caster
knowing the four different kinds of abuse are is key. Knowing how many different ways it can take place helps to identify it. Understanding each situation helps to allow Guardian to testify in court about it.

Candelaria Sanchez

by CANDELARIA Sanchez
Very important review, the steps help me understand the abuse and neglect in a different view. The interest of the child psychological state is vital for a functioning environment as well as the care givers to have a producted relationship

Survey

by Kristen Bell
This was a really great course and gives a lot of information on abuse of every kind.

Great examination of child abuse and neglect

by Elizabeth Floyd
This Chapter went exactly along with what I have been studying in my victimization class. All of the information was presented formally as well as clearly.

Abuse and Neglet

by Jennifer Mongelluzzi
Provided clarification and examples of what constitutes abuse and neglect and.why it may occur (risk-factors to be aware of).

The title was appropriate for the content.

by Shay LASSITER
The material provided links to great information on abuse and neglect. With it being 2019 the information is dated but paints an adequate picture of abuse and neglect within the US.

Appropriate title

by Jacqueline Parish
Very good information describing the different types of abuse. Excellent information for how we "see" living situations and finding the most postive route for the family.

Child Abuse and Neglect

by ANTHONY CLARK
Course was presented in a manner that was easy to understand. It described the important elements of child abuse and neglect. There could have been more emphasis on collaboration with other professionals while making determinations of abuse oand neglact.

Excellent Information for Understanding Abuse and Neglect

by Donna Krbavac
Information was presented in an easy to understand format. Having the printed text along side the verbal presentation was very helpful. Once you listen to the speaker it's easy to review the information by reading what was said. This is very helpful for learners to utilize the method that works best for them. Some learners grasp ideas much easier by listening, others by reading, and then others who like to utilize both as a reinforcement of the information presented.

Child abuse and Neglect

by Deb Ward
Simple and easy to understand. I would have preferred a clearer drawing of the family in the kitchen-livingroom

Room for improvement

by Jessica Brown
Although I do like the perspective this course takes on using both lenses, I do not believe that this topic was adequately covered.

Good understanding

by Leona Braun
Characteristics covered in a straight-forward and concise manner.

Chapter 2

by mary hettig
Seemed to be very short and without any detail. I assume you all know what you are doing and I will be given a good deal more training. I am not sure I would always be able to identify neglect or emotional abuse. Thank you.

child abuse and neglect

by kathy beeson
very well done!

Informative

by jenny Morales-Perez
Very helpful in identifying abuse.

great!

by Amy Barrett
very informative!

Very helpful

by Max Smith
It's nice to have an approach to identifying the signs of neglect and how to deal with it in a positive and constructive manner.

Thought provoking

by Donna Trieskey
The quoted statistics were staggering.

Child Abuse and Neglect

by Traci Overway
Easy to understand, to the point and well articulated with great examples.

Strength vs weakness

by Glenda Coy
Picking strength of that dirty house, was challenging, very thought provoking. I had to think and think of something positive. Great example.

Another great course!

by Mary-Ellen Haley
This course really strives to illustrate how and why it's important for a GAL to see through both lenses; the deficit lens and the resource lens.

Good Overview of Abuse

by Craig Davide
Good Overview of Abuse

Interactive

by Enide Bellamy
A good balance of video and interactive elements to keep me engaged

Child Abuse and Neglect

by john kelley
Very helpful and insightful. The quiz on the negatives and positives depicted in the picture of the was especially an interesting valuable exercise.

Chapter 2

by Lynn Boyd
A little fuzzy on what was actually reportable when it came to emotional abuse. I know the subject is a fuzzy one but some clarification would be helpful.

by LeTrenna Mosley
In this course I learned what the definitions of child abuse and neglect are, and what actions would be considered abuse and/or neglect. This information is very important for me to know as a GAL volunteer, and the course taught me what I needed to know for any of my future visits with the child I will be placed with. I also found the slides on the two different lenses - the deficit lens and the resource lens. Now I understand just how important it is to use a balance of the two lenses, and to not favor one over the other.

Child Abuse and Neglect- Excellent Presentation

by susan gardner
Easy to understand, hear and follow the presentation.