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Identifying and Responding to Child Maltreatment When Delivering Family-Based Treatment – A Qualitative Study

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About the Course

A large proportion of young and older adults with an eating disorder will report exposure to abuse or neglect (also referred to as ‘child maltreatment’) in their childhood. Given that eating disorders tend to have onset during adolescence, this raises important considerations about whether practitioners are adequately identifying and responding to child maltreatment in their practice. This course focuses on a qualitative study about practitioners’ experiences of identifying and responding to child emotional abuse and child exposure to intimate partner violence when providing family-based treatment to children and adolescents living with eating disorders. You will learn about: (a) the characteristics of child emotional abuse and child exposure to intimate partner violence; (b) factors impacting practitioners’ appropriate identification and response to these forms of child maltreatment in their practice; and © strategies for safely identifying and responding to these forms of maltreatment in clinical practice.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Identifying and Responding to Child Maltreatment When Delivering Family-Based Treatment – A Qualitative Study created by Melissa Kimber, PhD, RSW, Jennifer Couturier, MD, Daniel Le Grange, PhD, James Lock, MD, PhD, Harriet Louise MacMillan, MD, and Jill McTavish, PhD in 2019.

Publication Date:

February 6, 2019

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Melissa Kimber, PhD, RSW

Jennifer Couturier, MD

Daniel Le Grange, PhD

James Lock, MD, PhD

Harriet Louise MacMillan, MD

Jill McTavish, PhD

Course Creator

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. It is appropriate for all level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define and understand the primary characteristics of child emotional abuse and child exposure to intimate partner violence.
  2. Identify and articulate important considerations for identifying and responding to child maltreatment in practice.
  3. Outline specific challenges for identifying and responding to child maltreatment in practice when delivering Family-Based Treatment.

Disclosure to Learners

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 102358
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