Robert Nickel, MD, developmental pediatrician and professor of pediatrics, and Betsy Keefer Smalley, LSW, consultant and author, share their expertise in the fields of pediatrics and child welfare in this preservice course on child development. You will learn how child development can be altered by the effects of abuse and neglect and how an understanding of typical child development and developmental domains and stages can help foster parents know when children in their care may be exhibiting behaviors indicative of maltreatment.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Many times our foster children appear to be too fast or too slow based on the growth of peers their age. It was interesting to learn how abuse/neglect can effect the development of children. It was also interesting to learn the ages of growth and the skills needed at different age ranges.
This course covers typical child development and: