When a CPT learns to recognize abuse in a family that CPT they can put into prospective the emotional trauma and its’ affects on the entire family.
The CPT will recognize abuse and neglect.Part of the theory is age appropriate behavior and thinking as well as physical signs
One way is by increasing the knowledge about children including age appropriate behavior, age appropriate capabilities, age appropriate understanding levels etc.
Understanding how a child thinks, allows us to work with them a guiding lights as well as guardians of the innocent.
Being prepared to care for all their needs, and how they may ask for them, whether it is thru crying in their infancy, demanding as they establish their independence, begging for the ability to be just like the other kids, or being able to adjust to the milestones they reach in life.
All of this understanding creates an atmosphere of patience, develops a sense of humor that includes the funny things children say and do, and makes us realize that children do not intentionally hurt or embarrass us.But of course we must also be aware that:
Proper discipline, including the way in which we guide a child should be done in a way that does not send mixed messages; by saying one thing, and then doing another.
The Goal: The student will be able to identify behavior problems and the resources that are available to families through community resources, early intervention programs, and vocational planning.
Score required: 85% or better on the quiz.
Suggested Reading Enhancements:
Very Young Children with Special Needs. Vikki F. Howard, Betty Fry Williams, Cheryl Lepper. A Formative Approach for Today’s Children. 2005, 3rd Edition;, Publisher Person-Merrill Prentice Hall
What Do You do With A Child Like This, Inside The Lives of Troubled Children, L. Tobin, 1st Edition, 1998 Whole Person Associates.
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