Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Essentials for Childhood: Steps to Create Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments

 

Course Description: Safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments are essential to prevent child abuse and neglect and to assure all children reach their full potential. This course proposes strategies communities can consider to promote relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children.

This course is intended for communities committed to the positive development of children and families, and specifically to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The framework has four goal areas and suggests steps based on best available evidence to achieve each goal. While child abuse and neglect is a significant public health problem, it is also a preventable one.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the benefits of raising awareness and commitment to support safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and prevent child maltreatment
  • Analyze the value of using data to inform solutions
  • Assess the benefits of creating the context for healthy children and families through norms change and programs
  • Assess the benefits of creating the context for healthy children and families through policies

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 2 CE Credits or Hours

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Sandra P. Alexander, MEd, Erica Mizelle, Janet Saul, PhD, Lynn Jenkins, Sharyn Parks, PhD, MPH, Linda Anne Valle, and Joanne Klevens, MD, PhD, MPH

Content Publisher(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Alexander, MEd, is a subject matter expert on child maltreatment in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), within CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Erica Mizelle is Health Communication Specialist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Saul is Senior Advisor on Gender and HIV at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Lynn Jenkins was a senior advisor for program integration in the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Dr. Klevens is an epidemiologist with the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) in CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Dr. Klevens received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, her MPH from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and her MD from the National University in Bogotá.

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

This organization (CEmobile, LLC #1558) 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. The (CEmobile, LLC) maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: (TBD). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 continuing education clock hour(s).

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, 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. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2017 – 05/02/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.





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