2013 Convention - Special Pre-Convention Activities
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Title: Child Abuse Reporting Laws: Implications for the Therapeutic Relationship from an African-centered Framework - 7 Contact Hours
Theopia Jackson, PhD and Sherri Taylor, M.A.
Description:An African-centered worldview places children central; yet the prevalence of child abuse crosses all ethnicities and social-strata. Within an African-centered framework, we will review the historical context for and types of abuse, mandated reporters' obligations, diagnosis/treatment and implications for the therapeutic relationship. In addition, from a socio-historical-political stance, we will critically review the perspective that African American or brown children are at more risk. This interactive workshop will utilize vignettes, experiential activities, and videos with the intention of deepening clinical conceptualization and application skills for clinicians-in-training, as well as the experienced clinician. This workshop is designed to satisfy master/doctorate pre-licensing and renewal board requirements.
Note: For those states that require less than 7 contact hours, participants may opt to attend either the morning or afternoon session. Please consult the presenter for further details.
Through an African-centered framework, participants will:
- Become familiar with the history of child abuse and reporting in the United States.
- Be able to describe the various types of child abuse and related behavioral indicators.
- Recognize their responsibility as mandated reporters and the responsibility of child protective services.
- Acquire knowledge about diverse theoretical conceptualizations for why children are abused.
- Become familiar with some of the more prominent theoretical approaches for treating child abuse.
- Gain awareness of cultural factors that may impact identifying and responding to child abuse and implications for culturally-attuned treatment.