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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (PSY-380)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: summarize the early efforts to protect abused and neglected children; assess child sexual abuse, including the categories into which it can be divided; analyze incest and explain how society might contribute to it; investigate child pornography and how it fits into the category of child sex trafficking; classify the types of interviewing used during intervention; categorize the roles of law enforcement, medical, educational, and mental health professionals who might be involved in child abuse cases; distinguish the phases that a family goes through during intervention and treatment for child sexual abuse; analyze therapeutic approaches to treating adults abused or neglected as children; and summarize the types of prevention in child maltreatment and the current philosophy and goals of prevention.


Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (PSY-380) introduces students to child maltreatment. The course covers the symptoms of abuse and neglect, social services interventions, and the services available for children. Students learn about case management, working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds and sex trafficking.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (5/21).