This guide begins by describing the problem of child abuse and neglect in the home, and reviewing factors that increase its risks. It then identifies a series of questions to help you analyze your local child maltreatment problem. Finally, it reviews responses to the problem and what is known about them from evaluative research and police practice. This guide is not intended to provide specific guidance on investigative techniques.
Child abuse and neglect in the home is but one aspect of the larger set of problems related to child maltreatment that occurs in a variety of places and by people with varied relationships to the victim. This guide is limited to addressing the particular harms created by child abuse and neglect that occurs in the home, typically by the child’s caretaker or someone close to the caretaker (e.g., the mother’s boyfriend).
This is a 5 CEU Course and will be reflected as such on the Certificate of Completion.