Chronic Child Neglect (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the issue of chronic child neglect and its impact on children, families, and practice.  The course looks at ways to work with families affected by chronic neglect, including engagement, assessment, and intervention.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Publisher:  Child Information Gateway, Children’s Bureau

Find the Article at:  https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/chronic_neglect.pdf

Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to chronic child neglect.

Learning Objectives:  Describe parental stressors associated with chronic neglect.  Describe the effects of chronic neglect on children and families.  Describe effective interventions when working with families experiencing chronic neglect.

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1: Which of the following is an example of supervisory neglect?
 
 
 
 
2: Which of the following is an example of physical neglect?
 
 
 
 
3: The emotional absence of a parent/caregiver best describes which type of neglect?
 
 
 
 
4: The most recent Child Maltreatment reports show that children who experienced neglect made up approximately _____________ of children who were identified as maltreatment victims (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2009, 2010, 2011).
 
 
 
 
5: Cases involving neglect are ________ likely to recur than cases involving other maltreatment types (DePanfilis and Zuravin, 1999; Marshall and English, 1999; Fluke and Hollinshead, 2003).
 
 
6: Neglect is strongly associated with socioeconomic disadvantage.
 
 
7: Neglected children, relative to children impacted by other types of maltreatment, experience ____________ cognitive and academic deficits, social withdrawal, and internalizing behaviors.
 
 
8: One study found that the costs associated with families who chronically neglect their children are __________ greater than the costs associated with families not experiencing chronic neglect in the child welfare system (Loman and Siegel, 2004).
 
 
 
 
9: Engaging families who have minimal energy and interest requires exceptional _____________ (Thompson and Lockwood, 2008).
 
 
 
 
10: Common practices used in effective interventions include all of the following except: _______________ (American Humane Society, 2010).
 
 
 
 
11: Competencies and responsibilities of caseworkers who specialize in chronic neglect include all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
12: Specialized training for workers and supervisors should include
 
 
13: Steib and Blome (2009) recommend specific changes that agencies can make including
 
 
14: A dedicated chronic neglect pathway
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.