Specialized Violence: Child Abuse & Neglect

Presented By Brianne Layden, PhD
Brianne Layden, PhD

1 hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on Specialized Violence: Child Abuse & Neglect is presented by Brianne Layden, PhD, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

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 the perpetration of child abuse and neglect are far less understood.

This program provides an overview of different forms and definitions of child abuse and neglect and recent developments in the literature on risk factors for the perpetration of child maltreatment. In particular, perpetrator and child-specific risk factors are discussed and risk factors associated with the family. This program also includes a discussion of case examples and utilizes the Child Abuse Risk Evaluation (CARE; Agar, 2003) to illustrate structured professional judgment guidelines for assessing and managing risk for perpetrating child physical abuse and neglect.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe and define various forms of child maltreatment

Describe literature on risk factors for perpetrating child maltreatment

Describe structured professional judgment guidelines in the assessment and management of risk for engaging in child physical abuse and neglect


Presented By

Brianne Layden, PhD

Dr. Brianne Layden obtained BA, MA, and PhD degrees in psychology at Simon Fraser University. She worked with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, as a psychology assistant, and with the DBT Centre of Vancouver as a clinical extern from 2012 to 2016. She also wor...

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Protect International Risk and Safety Services

We are proud to partner with Protect International Risk and Safety Services for this training. Protect International's threat assessment professionals are internationally recognized experts that have developed some of the world's most widely used and best-validated threat assessment tools. Protect International provides services and products related to violence risk assessment and management, also known as threat assessment and management. Protect International services and products include threat assessment training and support, case assessment and management, legal consultation, policy review and development, and program evaluation and research; along with threat assessment manuals, worksheets, licenses, and software applications for those tools.

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