ECE312 - Understanding and Responding to Child Abuse

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Subject Title
Understanding and Responding to Child Abuse

Subject Description
Participants will learn the signs and symptoms for the three types of abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual) and the four types of neglect (physical, neglect, emotional, and educational). The course content includes safety of the child, legal responsibilities and the process used when a suspected case has been reported.Child abuse, neglect and exposure to family violence are examined in this five-week course.  Students will learn about indicators of child maltreatment and exposure to family violence to help identify circumstances that require an immediate professional response.  Current Canadian child welfare laws and legislation will be reviewed in-depth.  Students will reflect on their personal reactions to child maltreatment and identify strategies to help maintain professional relationships with all children and families.  Case scenarios and practical applications will be used to apply course content in a variety of circumstances and cultural contexts.

Credit Status
ECE 312 is an Early Childhood Education Diploma Program prescribed subject. ECE 312 is a second year, third semester subject. Students must attend all 5 classes in order to be eligible to earn a passing grade.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the effects of child maltreatment and exposure to family violence to discuss their impact on children’s development and emotional wellbeing.
  2. Identify risk factors that can increase a family’s vulnerability to experience child maltreatment and family violence within a sociocultural context.
  3. Recognize indicators of child abuse, neglect and family violence that require an immediate professional response in accordance with child welfare laws and legislation.
  4. Apply documentation practices and reporting guidelines to comply with child welfare laws and current legislation.
  5. Explain appropriate personal responses to child abuse and family violence to support an ongoing professional relationships with children and families.




ECE VOCATIONAL OUTCOMES:

The following are the Early Childhood Education Program Vocational outcomes. The outcomes listed in bold font indicate which outcomes are focused on in this subject.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to
  1. Design, implement and evaluate inclusive and play-based early learning curriculum* and programs that support children’s holistic development and are responsive to individual children’s and groups of children’s observed abilities, interests and ideas.
  2. Establish and maintain inclusive* early learning environments* that support diverse*, equitable and accessible developmental and learning opportunities for all children* and their families*.
  3. Select and use a variety of screening tools, observation and documentation strategies to review, support and promote children’s* learning across the continuum of early childhood development*
  4. Establish and maintain responsive relationships* with individual children*, groups of children* and families*
  5. Assess, develop and maintain safe, healthy and quality early learning environments* which meet the requirements of current legislation, agency policies and evidence-based practices* in early learning.
  6. Prepare and use professional written, verbal, nonverbal and electronic communications when working with children*, families*, colleagues, employers, and community partners.
  7. Identify, select and apply relevant legislation, regulations, College of Early Childhood Educators Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, policies and evidence-based practice* guidelines, and interpret their impact on a variety of early learning environments*.
  8. Apply a developing personal philosophy of early learning in accordance with ethical and professional standards* of early childhood education practice.
  9. Advocate* for quality early learning environments* and collaborate with members of the early learning team, families* and community partners to establish and promote such settings.
  10. Engage in reflective practice, develop learning goals and maintain an ongoing professional development plan in accordance with evidence-based practices* in early learning and related fields.



Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.