This 90 minute training will provide an intermediate level introduction to an emerging category of child maltreatment- Intrafamilial Child Torture (ICT), or torture perpetrated against children by their parents or caregivers. An interdisciplinary definition of ICT will be introduced, that can be operationalized in both the investigation stage (child welfare, law, law enforcement) and treatment stage (bio/psycho/social/spiritual care) of professional response to ICT. Two contrasting case studies will be presented and the differences in investigation and treatment will be discussed. Participants will gain a conceptual framework for identifying and responding to ICT in their various fields of study and practice.
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