From Sticks to Flowers: Working with Parents Justifying Corporal Punishment with Scripture

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Course Description

As the legal definition of reasonable force continues to narrow, tensions are rising between criminal justice and child protection professionals and parents who physically discipline their children based on religious beliefs. This workshop uses a case study to provide concrete guidelines for multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) working with caretakers whose physical discipline of their children exceeds legal boundaries but is rooted in their interpretations of scripture.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the research on the medical and mental health impacts of corporal punishment.
  2. Obtain a thorough grounding in the teachings of major faith communities on corporal punishment.
  3. Acquire concrete, culturally sensitive guidelines for working with a parent who insists on physical discipline pursuant to the tenets of his or her faith.

Zero Abuse Project is not responsible for accrediting or reporting CLE credits for this course. Participants are responsible for verifying if their state accepts self-applications for self-study CLE credits and for independently seeking approval.

Upon completing the on-demand course, participants will receive a general certificate of completion. If your state allows self-study credits, you can submit this certificate directly to your state bar.
All attorneys are responsible for any associated CLE filing fees.

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