1. January 27, 2023: Integrating Child Abuse Prevention into Social Work Practice

Friday, January 27, 2023

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Pre-register by January 20, 2023

Il Monastero Sanctuary 3050 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

3 CEHs

$30.00 SLU Alumni and pre-registered SLU practicum instructors

$50.00 All others

Course Description: Many social work professionals, even those outside of child welfare, interact with children and families in their daily work. These interactions provide an opportunity to engage in conversations about healthy parenting and child abuse prevention. Because abuse and neglect are serious adversities that can cause severe and long-term physical and emotional damage to children, it is incumbent on all social workers to have a basic understanding of abuse prevention strategies. The purpose of this workshop is to provide social workers from a variety of disciplinary fields with (1) knowledge on the latest research on maltreatment trends and prevalence between different social contexts and developmental ages, (2) exposure to multiple types of child abuse prevention strategies for a variety of professional settings (i.e. healthcare clinics, schools, community mental health, etc.), and (3) the skills to implement chosen strategies for diverse populations depending on the developmental age of the child.

Presented by: Jesse J. Helton, Ph.D, MA

Jesse J Helton is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University. His research focuses on the overall safety and wellbeing of maltreated children, particularly those with disabilities. He teaches statistics, research methods, and public policy in both the Masters and PhD program.

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