Introduction and Overview

 The child abuse problem and impact of child abuse and neglect in our families is far greater than its immediate visible effects. These experiences can shape child development and have consequences that last years, even lifetimes. Research now shows that the physical, psychological, and behavioral consequences of child abuse and neglect impact, not just the child and family, but the community as a whole and ultimately the future of our families.

Child abuse and neglect can be devastating for children and their families. Numerous research studies have consistently documented a range of negative health, emotional and psychological outcomes for children who have experienced child maltreatment. The immediate physical effects of abuse can range from relatively minor, such as a bruise or cut, to severe, such as broken bones, internal bleeding, or even death. The immediate psychological effects of abuse and neglect – isolation, fear, and lack of trust- can spiral into long-term mental health consequences including depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, difficulty establishing and maintaining relationships, eating disorders, and suicide attempts. Studies have found abused or neglected children to be at least 25 percent more likely to experience problems in adolescence, including delinquency, teen pregnancy, drug use, and low academic achievement. As adults, children who experienced abuse or neglect (adverse childhood experiences known as ACEs) have an increased likelihood of criminal behavior, involvement in violent crime, abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and abusive behavior.

This state-approved certification is for those who want to provide a child abuse prevention/intervention program and/or work with victims of child abuse.

The cost is $830.00


State-approved/recognized Trainings:

DV Advocate Certification

Batterers Intervention Certification

Anger Management (Both Nationally approved and CA State Approved)

Child Abuse Intervention/Prevention Certification

Parenting Facilitator

Human Trafficking Advocate