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Abuse and Neglect of Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities A Web Course for Health and Human Service Professionals

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Grantee Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University
MCH Training Program: Continuing Education (Knowledge to Practice)
Product Category: Training Materials and Strategies

Product Developer(s):

Ann W. Cox
1000 East Marshall Street, VMI Building, Room 320 PO Box 980405 or Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities Box 84-3020, Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia 23284-3020
(804) 828-8244
Email: acox@hsc.vcu.edu

Product Contact(s):

Peggy O'Neill
Virginia LEND Program Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy 1000 East Marshall Street, VMI Building, Room 320 PO Box 980405 or Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities Box 84-3020, Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia 23284-3020
(804) 827-0194Email:

Product Description

This Web course was designed for healthcare professionals, who are in key positions to detect maltreatment as they serve people with developmental disabilities across the continuum from inpatient to community based care. The content of the Web course is also highly relevant for professionals who serve children and adults with developmental disabilities in other settings, such as education, protective services, the courts, and law enforcement. The comprehensive course content addresses the complexity of issues that surface when abuse or neglect of children or adults with developmental disabilities is suspected. Prevention strategies are also addressed. Course Highlights: Nationally tested curriculum. Thirteen self-paced modules. Interactive graphic design, and video interviews with children and adults with developmental disabilities, their caregivers, and disabilities specialists. Bibliography, resources, links to relevant websites, and self-study questions provided at the end of each module. Several formats available for accessibility. Completion time is approximately 25 hours. Separate classroom discussion guide available for instructors.

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