Uncovering Another Family Secret: Child to Caregiver Violence

CE Hours: 1.0
Cost: $12
Instructors: C. Wayne Jones, PhD, Steve Simms, PhD, LMFT & Pat Johnston, LSW, QCSW, BCD

Child violence directed at caregivers (CCV) involves coercive actions intended to gain power and control in the home. CCV may involve physical, psychological, or financial damage, and is typically kept secret by families. This introductory webinar reviews the prevalence of CCV, as well as relevant research on the problem. A strong case is made for routine screening for CCV in family treatment. Treatment recommendations based on an eco-systemic structural model of family therapy (ESFT) are described.

This is an edited version of a presentation by the three Pennsylvania FBMHS training directors to a group of FBMHS supervisors on 9/14 for the Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania (BEHARP), a collaborative representing 24 counties.

This is a Beginning Level course. The target audience is behavioral health professionals working with children and adolescents.

Course Objectives
As a result of completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the nature of and prevalence of CCV from a family systems perspective
  2. Describe tools for screening for the presence of CCV in the home
  3. Identify tips for using ESFT to create safety and restore parental control in the home

This course uses an online distance-learning self-paced format.  It includes recorded audio, recorded video-based webinars, and selected readings.  There are post-tests to ensure comprehension of the material. Participants can communicate with the instructors via the online moodle interface. Real-time communication with the instructor in our online, self-paced distance learning courses is not possible. However, participants can send an email to the instructor via the online moodle interface within the course and expect to receive a response within 48 hours. All course content, including post-tests, should take approximately two hours to complete.

Trainer Info:
Steve Simms, PhD, LMFT
Pat Johnston, LSW, QCSW, BCD
Wayne Jones, PhD

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