Understanding and Treating Victims of Abuse

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Treating Victims of Abuse

Spring 2020

Taught By: Michele Frank

Section: A

CRN: 2066

Credits: 3

This course introduces students to the dynamic and often controversial field of advocacy, intervention, and treatment for abused children, ranging from the reporting of abuse to protective services to therapeutic treatment of child victims and adult survivors. There are lectures and group discussions, and experts describe their professional experiences. Specific topics include the workings of the New York City Administration for Children's Services, the identification of child abuse and the investigative process, the range of services in foster care, the role of the battered women's shelter movement, and the realities of working with abused children, their families, adult survivors, and child-abuse offenders. Students and practitioners in social work and related fields can expect a thorough overview of child abuse advocacy, an understanding of how human services agencies currently interact in New York City, and valuable resources for using these agencies. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:55am 8/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020