47.509 Psychological Approches to Child Maltreatment

Psychological Approches to Child Maltreatment

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35082
Status Active

The course addresses the painful topic of Child Maltreatment in the context of research on optimal, typical, and unacceptable treatment of children, as maltreatment cannot be considered apart from acceptable and even optimal treatment. The impact of maltreatment on the development of the child from the first growth of physical organs in the prenatal infant through the development of moral reasoning in the adolescent is addressed. Both theories and research will be discussed.