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Holyoke Community College

Child Abuse EDUC 005.51, CRN 16370


Encompasses the identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact of abuse on the behavior and learning abilities of students; the responsibilities of a teacher to report or provide assistance to victims of abuse; and methods for teaching students about abuse and its prevention. Discusses family dynamics and working with parents and community agencies. Emphasis is on understanding the special learning needs of the abused or neglected child, and how to meet those needs in the classroom. 30 Undergraduate Level PDP’s. Students must achieve at least an average 70% in all exams with no exam below 60%.

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