In coordination with Augeo Academy, ISPCAN is pleased to offer 11 e-learning courses on key topics related to child abuse and neglect. The courses, five of which were produced by ISPCAN and six by Augeo, are all online and presented by some of the top leaders in the field.
The courses are available FREE to ISPCAN members. Click on the “Go to course” link below each course description, enter your name and email address, and the course will launch.
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Comunicación Sobre Violencia – Presented by Peter Adriaenssens
(Dutch with Spanish subtitles) Hablar sobre la violencia despierta sus emociones y las de su interlocutor. En un e-college, el Profesor Adriaenssens, psiquiatra infantil y juvenil, habla sobre el funcionamiento del cerebro cuando se mantienen conversaciones relacionadas con la violencia doméstica. Lo explica con diversas animaciones y con vídeos de casuística. Aprenderá cuál es la actitud básica adecuada, qué técnicas de conversación puede utilizar y cómo puede aprovechar los conocimientos de los padres. Algunas de las preguntas que se plantearon en el college fueron, entre otras: ¿Cómo se puede reconocer una intensificación de las emociones? ¿Qué zonas del cerebro están activas durante una conversación? ¿Qué técnicas de comunicación sirven de ayuda cuando las emociones dificultan una conversación? ¿Cuáles son los aspectos más importantes de una actitud básica? La duración de este curso es de aproximadamente 35 minutos.
Communicating about Violence – Presented by Peter Adriaenssens
Talking about violence evokes emotions in yourself and in the other person. During a webinar, Professor Adriaenssens, child and youth psychiatrist, tells about the functioning of the brain during discussions about domestic violence. He illustrates this using various animations and video case studies. You will learn what a good basic attitude is, what interview techniques you can use and how you can utilize the expertise of parents. Questions included in the webinar are, among others: how do you recognize escalating emotions? Which areas of the brain are active during a conversation? Which communication techniques help if emotions obstruct a conversation? What are important aspects of a basic attitude? This course lasts approximately 35 minutes.
Prevention and Early Recognition of Child Sexual Abuse – Presented by Eileen Vizard, Joan van Niekerk, & Arnon Bentovim
This course consists of three parts or chapters. Each chapter is presented by an international authority in the area of dealing with child abuse and in particular sexual abuse: Dr. Eileen Vizard, child and adult psychiatrist, describes the background of sexual abusers, the role that parents and professionals can play in prevention and early recognition of abuse, and how to react effectively to early signs. Joan van Niekerk, MSc and social worker, explains why it is important that professionals pay attention to boys and men in order to prevent them from becoming sexual abusers, the role that men and boys play in parenthood, and how you as a professional can make a positive contribution to this. Dr. Arnon Bentovim, child and family psychiatrist, explains how, using the seven stages model, you can carry out an adequate assessment, analysis, and intervention when you suspect that a child has been sexually abused and/or is being abused and neglected. This course including all three parts lasts approximately 45 minutes.
The Importance of Medicine in Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse – Presented by Martin Finkel
Dr. Martin Finkel, Professor of Paediatrics and an international authority in the area of the treatment of sexually abused children, will show how you as a doctor can deal professionally with children who have possibly been sexually abused. You will learn how to take an anamnesis (preliminary case history) during a medical examination that results in a great deal of information and is also supportive and therapeutic for children. The course includes an extensive catalogue with additional information about the sexual abuse of children and taking the anamnesis of children in these cases. This course lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Multidisciplinary Teams in the Field of Child Abuse and Neglect – Presented by Jenny Gray
Jenny Gray, MSc, OBE, and social worker and former president of ISPCAN, describes the importance of working in multidisciplinary teams when professionals suspect that a child has been abused or ill-treated. You will explain how the rights of the child can be of support, the best way of composing such teams, and which important preconditions play a role. The course includes a catalogue with additional information about working in a multidisciplinary team and lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Child Check for Healthcare Professionals in Hospitals – Presented by Marjon Donkers
In this course, Marjon Donkers, child rights and youth policy consultant, discusses the child check. An example interview shows how the child check is conducted. The questions teach you what the child check involves, why it is important that you carry it out, and how you go about it.
Long-Term Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences – Presented by Vincent Felliti
In this e-lecture, Dr. Vincent J. Felliti explains everything about his groundbreaking research into the connection between child abuse and health complaints in adulthood such as cancer, heart disease, and depression. 25 minutes.
Children commonly sustain injuries during the course of normal activity and play. But when do we need to be concerned about normal-looking bruises and injuries? This course first reviews the main aspects of child abuse and then focuses on the characteristics of skin lesions often sustained by abuse. 1 hour.
Residency Training in Child Abuse and Neglect
As a doctor, you may come into contact with cases of child abuse and you have the responsibility of detecting this abuse. This course offers you guidelines for doing so, including sections on General Knowledge, Screening Questions, and Physical Examination. 2 hours.
Providing Support to Refugee Children
Refugee children have experienced multiple stressful events. In this course, you will learn how you as a teacher can promote refugee children’s natural resilience and contribute to their recovery, including sections on: Chronic Stress and Resilience, Increasing a Sense of Safety, Managing Emotions, Involving Parents, Stimulating Relationships, Managing Behavior, and Taking Care of Children and Yourself. 2 hours.
No, you can stop and continue later. A record of your progress will be saved and stored. However, the courses/lectures start again each time from the beginning. You can fast forward via the player to where you left off or click “Yes” when the course restarts and you see the message, “Would you like to resume where you left off?”
No, a certificate or proof of participation is not offered.
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Once you have logged in to the ISPCAN website, simply click on the “Go to course” link for the course you want. You will be taken to a page on the Augeo website on which you need to enter your name and email address. Then, you will go directly to the course.