Seminar in Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification, Reporting, and Intervention for Mandated Professionals
This seminar will address such issues as: prevalence and typologies of child/sexual abuse, maltreatment, and neglect; physical and behavioral indicators; emotional and societal ramifications; caretaker and victim risk factors; parameters for interviewing suspected victims and reporting potential child abuse cases to the State Central Register (SCR); prevention strategies; and the mandated professional’s role in recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect. Participants who complete the workshop will earn a certificate of completion, which is required for mandated professional reporters of child abuse and maltreatment.
Goals and Objectives:
1. To enable practitioners to identify signs of child abuse, maltreatment, and neglect.
2. To inform practitioners of instances where reporting is required.
3. To inform practitioners how to report child abuse, maltreatment, and neglect.
3. To provide a certificate of completion for mandated professional reporters of child abuse and maltreatment.
|1 p.m.||Welcome and introduction: Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs|
|1:15 - 3:45 p.m.|
"Child Abuse Reporting and Maltreatment Identification, Reporting, and Intervention for Mandated Professionals," Brian J. Harris, Psy.D.
|3:45 - 4 p.m.||Audience comments and discussion|
Registration is free for all St. John’s University Psychology graduate students. We request that you pre-register by October 8, 2017.
About the Presenter
Brian J. Harris, Psy.D., is a New York State licensed psychologist in private practice in Northport, N.Y. Harris' practice encompasses such areas as: marital therapy; cognitive/behavior psychotherapy; relaxation training and biofeedback for non-medical pain management and anxiety disorders; family behavior consultation; parent training for children with developmental disorders; and congenital acquired neurological syndromes. He also serves as a tenured school psychologist at the Harborfields Central School District in Greenlawn, N.Y., where his duties include: providing ongoing behavioral consultation to faculties and families; administering diagnostic initial psychological evaluation and re-evaluation; coordinating programming for children on the autism spectrum; conducting functional behavioral assessment; and designing behavioral treatment programs. Harris has also served as an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. John’s University. He earned his M.S. and Psy.D. in School Psychology with a concentration in clinical neuropsychology and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy from St. John's, and has been part of a team of SJU professors training faculty at the Hanoi National University of Education in Vietnam.