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Child Abuse and Neglect: Neurobiological Aspects and Intervention

Vak 2011-2012

NB Language spoken in course is Dutch unless English-speaking students participate

Admission requirements

This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in the following Bachelor courses: Inleiding Pedagogische en Onderwijswetenschappen 1A, Inleiding Pedagogische en Onderwijswetenschappen 1B, Neurobiologische Achtergronden van Opvoeding en Ontwikkeling and Gezinspedagogiek.

Description

Child abuse and neglect (CAN) is a pervasive but deviant type of child-rearing with potential negative consequences for children’s socio-emotional and cognitive development, and their physiological stress regulation. Consequences of CAN may differ for individual children. This course will focus on how to explain this differential susceptibility to the consequences of CAN. In addition, the predictors and sequelae of CAN will be discussed on all levels of development, with a special focus on the neurobiological aspects of CAN. Information based on animal models will be used to interpret and explain child maltreatment in humans. This course will also discuss the effects of structural neglect, such as seen in orphanage-reared children. Finally, types and implementation of interventions aimed at reducing and preventing (the effects of) CAN will be discussed.

Course objectives

  • Gaining knowledge about recent results of studies on (neurobiological) aspects of CAN.
  • Reading and critically evaluating scientific literature (written assignments and presentations in groups).

(Achievement levels 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19).

Timetable

Timetable

Mode of instruction

Lectures and seminars.

Assessment method

  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Written exam

Blackboard

During this course Blackboard will be used.

Reading list

  • To be announced.
  • Additional papers, to be announced during the course.

Registration

Please note that separate uSis registration is mandatory for lectures, seminars, exam and re-exam.

  • Registration for the lectures of the course is possible as of two months through one week before the first lecture at the latest;
  • Registration for the seminars of the course is possible as of two months through one week before the first lecture at the latest;
  • Registration for the exam is possible as of two months through one week before the exam at the latest;
  • Registration for the re-exam is possible as of two months through one week before the re-exam at the latest.

Students who don’t register cannot attend classes or take the (re)exam.

Contact information

Co-ordinator: Lenneke Alink
Room 4B31
If you have any questions please make an appointment by mail.