Childhood Issues, Trauma and Abuse – DBPC 405

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/02/2022

Course Description

This course provides a knowledge base and increased awareness for difficult problems related, but not limited to, conduct, eating, sleeping, high-needs kids, ADHD, and a special focus on trauma and abuse in the childhood years. Ethical concerns and multicultural factors are also considered.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course offers counselors, pastors and parenting champions the insights and tools necessary for helping parents and families navigate difficult or exceptional issues in a way that fosters a thriving environment for both parent and child.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
A. Identify childhood issues that impede emotional, relational and spiritual growth.
B. Recognize possible child abuse and demonstrate knowledge of effective intervention on a child’s behalf.
C. Identify and apply the procedures for mandated reporting of child abuse.
D. Identify the legal and ethical issues involved in his or her respective state and how they are applied to working with children and families with abuse and domestic issues.
E. Develop a framework for helping churches become advocates who both respond to and proactively prevent childhood abuse.

Course Assignment

Textbook Readings and Lecture Presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Three discussions will require the student to answer questions with a minimum 300 word initial thread due by Thursday, 11:59 p.m. (ET) of the Module: Week assigned with a minimum of two 200 word replies due by Monday, 11:59 p.m. (ET) of the Module: Week assigned. (Discussion: Childhood Issues MLO: A; Discussion: Case Study MLOs: A, B, C, D; Discussion: Churches as Advocates MLO: E)

Movie Review: Personal Reflections Assignment

The Movie Review Assignments provide opportunities to focus on a movie with a strong theme of childhood abuse or trauma.

In the Movie Review: Personal Reflections Assignment, students must interact with the movie’s content in a way that shares how the material confirmed or challenged personal conceptions and worldview. Please see the specific assignment instructions included within the course. (MLO: A)

4-MAT Review Assignment

The 4-MAT Review system is a way of responding to readings that requires the learner to interact with new ideas on several levels, including a Summary, Concrete Responses, Academic Critique, and Personal Application. The 4MAT review will be written over Seven Solutions for Burned Out Parents. Please see the specific assignment instructions included within the course. (MLO: A)

State Resources Annotated Bibliography Assignment

The State Resources Annotated Bibliography Assignment requires the student to identify four websites providing mandated reporting guidance specific to one’s state. Please see specific assignment instructions included within the course. (MLOs: B, C, D)

The Movie Review Assignments provide opportunities to focus on a movie with a strong theme of childhood abuse or trauma.

In the Movie Review: Professional Critique Assignment, content is analyzed through the framework of course content and learning. Please see the specific assignment instructions included within the course. (MLOs: A, B, C, D)

Quizzes (8)

Quizzes cover Learn materials from each associated Module: Week. Aside from the quiz in Module 8: Week 8, each quiz has 10 multiple choice and true/false questions. Aside from the quiz in Module 8: Week 8, a second attempt is allowed for each quiz with the highest score counting towards the final grade. Please see specific instructions on each quiz. (MLOs: A, B, C)

The quiz in Module 8: Week 8 covers material from the entire course and consists of 55 multiple choice and true/false questions. (MLOs: A, B, C)