Nov 28, 2023  
Fitchburg State University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HMSV 3500 - Abuse and Neglect within the Family

3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

This course provides students with an overview of the abuses of power within the family and within interpersonal relationships. Students will learn about the symptoms of major types of maltreatment, the impact of abuse and neglect on child development and adult functioning, and the dynamics of abusing/neglectful families. They will explore the role of substance abuse and domestic violence on the integrity of individual family members. Students will examine the forms of abusive and neglectful practices against family members of all ages, from the prenatal period to elders. Students will become acquainted with protective agencies, including DCF, DPPC, and Elder Affairs, and will learn how to file reports, assess cases, and provide case management and treatment options. In addition to being exposed to didactic material, students will be challenged to examine their own attitudes, prejudices and reactions to abused and neglected individuals and the systems that try to help them, including protective and legal.

Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100  and  .

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