Experiencing child maltreatment has long been recognized as a risk factor for myriad adverse outcomes, including personality and interpersonal problems, self- and other-directed violence, psychopathology and substance use; however, the factors that contribute to perpetration of child abuse and neglect are far less understood. This webinar will provide an overview of different forms and definitions of child abuse and neglect, as well as recent developments in the literature on risk factors for the perpetration of child maltreatment. In particular, perpetrator and child specific risk factors will be discussed, as well as risk factors associated with the family. This webinar will also include a discussion of case examples and will utilize the Child Abuse Risk Evaluation (CARE; Agar, 2003) to illustrate the use of structured professional judgment guidelines for assessing and managing risk for perpetrating child physical abuse and neglect.
If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please register and we will send you a link to the recorded version the day after the live event.