Childhood Issues, Trauma and Abuse – DBPC 405

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/30/2020

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.

Prerequisites

None

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 Module/Week 1.

Quizzes (7)

A weekly quiz covers reading, viewing, and audio materials from the associated module. Each quiz has 10 multiple choice and true/false questions. A second attempt is allowed for each exam with the highest score counting towards the final grade. Please see specific assignment instructions included with course material.

Cumulative Final Exam

A final exam cover material from the entire course and consists of 55 multiple choice and true/false questions.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Each forum will require the student to answer questions with a minimum 300 word initial thread due Friday, 11:59p of the week assigned with a minimum of two 200 word replies due by Monday, 11:59p of the week assigned.  Please see the specific assignment instructions included with the course materials.

4 MAT Review

The 4-MAT Book 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, Reflection, and Personal Application. The 4MAT review will be written over Seven Solutions for Burned Out Parents. Please see the specific assignment instructions included with the course materials.

State Resources Annotated Bibliography

The annotated bibliography requires the student to identify four websites providing mandated reporting guidance specific to one’s state. Please see specific assignment instructions included with course material.

Movie Review Personal Reflections / Movie Review Professional Reflections

The Movie Review assignments provide opportunities to focus on a movie with a strong theme of childhood abuse or trauma. In the personal review students must interact with the movie’s content in a way that shares how the material confirmed or challenged personal conceptions and world-view. In the professional reflections the content is analyzed through the frame-work of course content and learning. Please see the specific assignment instructions included with the course materials.