Child Abuse Prevention – Six Hours, 3 Part Series

Earn six CEUs from the comfort of your own home with a three-part series on child abuse prevention. LEPs, this webinar series will provide 6 of your 7 required units on child abuse prevention. Webinars will be presented live in interactive sessions on the listed dates, and available on demand afterwards.

Part 1 – History and Definition

This session will cover:

  • Definitions of child-abuse: how it’s defined nationally and in California
  • The etiology of child abuse, including pathways to child abuse
  • Defining types of child abuse: physical, sexual, emotional and neglect
  • Different forms of punishment, including corporal and verbal punishment
  • Children’s rights: Definition, history, and the future of children’s rights in California
  • Overview of California mandated reporting

Part 2 – Assessment and Reporting

In the second part of the series, we will discuss:

  • The extent of the problem in California, nationally, and internationally, as well as a comparative review of preventative measures implemented elsewhere
  • Health consequences of child abuse and how to work with local physicians and other medical specialists to help determine and prevent child abuse
  • Types of disclosures that children can make and how to determine what the disclosures are relating
  • Report writing to indicate child abuse as a mandated reporter

Part 3 – Prevention and Intervention

    In the final third of our series on child abuse, we will be discussing preventative programs (which lead to greater knowledge and skills regarding sexual safety) and how those programs can work at home, school and in the community, as well as a final overview of mandated child abuse reporting. We’ll review best practices, which involve programs that attempt to affect multiple risk (self-esteem) and protective factors (resilience) at both person- centered (skills training) and environment-centered (school, family) levels. You will be provided with a sample K-12 curriculum and instructional considerations.


Surfas Surfas, Ph.D BCBA-D LEP, School Psychologist, Licensed Educational Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst formerly with the Los Angeles County Office of Education-Division of Special Education and in private consultation since 1995. Dr, Surfas currently is in private practice and works with school and agencies across the state assisting individuals with developmental delays and autism. Dr. Surfas works closely with local school districts for both direct service and to assist in developing educational programs to fit the child’s needs. Providing psycho-educational assessments and behavioral/academic interventions for Autistic, Severely Handicapped, and Emotionally disturbed. Dr, Surfas’ private consultation group T.O.T.A.L: Treatment for the Autistic Learner, provides services for students with autism throughout the State. Dr, Surfas’ work with teachers and parents includes curriculum design, parenting skills, problem-solving strategies, crisis intervention strategies, development and implementation of behavior modification procedures. Workshops include: Autism-Discovering and Understanding the Root of Behaviors in the Autistic Individual and Developing Environments to Assist in Classroom Instruction; Autism: Current research in Brain Anomalies in Autistic Individuals; Interagency Coordination of Behavior Analysis Services; Hughes Bill Legislation; Generalization of Counseling to the Classroom; Interviewing Parents using a Functional Skills Survey; Antecedents and Consequences- How to develop a classroom Behavior Modification Program based on the child’s communicative behaviors; Corresponding Developmental Abilities to Prevocational Classroom Activities; Parent Training (Certified P.R.I.C.E. Parent Trainer).

LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs: This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. NCSPs: The course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development for Nationally Certified School Psychologists, under Provider Number 1025, licensed by the National Association of School Psychologists. CASP is responsible for the content of this workshop.
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