Find Your Board CE Requirements & Accreditations:
Return to Course List

Child Abuse Assessment

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
(Click author's name for bio)

Course Created: 2017

Practice Level: Beginner

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
4.5 out of 5.0, Based on: 5,400 reviews

Course Summary

This continuing education domestic violence course will provide an overview of issues related to recognition of the signs of child abuse and the reporting requirements for suspected child abuse.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Define child abuse including characteristics that may lead the practitioner to believe that a child is being abused.
  • Describe their role as a mandated reporter.
  • Discuss the concept of a “good faith” report and the consequences of failing to report.
  • Discuss making a report.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Historical Foundations (CAPTA)
  • Defining Child Abuse
  • Risk Factors for Child Maltreatment
  • Physical Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Emotional Abuse/Serious Mental Injury
  • Sexual Abuse or Exploitation
  • Identifying and Recognizing Signs of Child Abuse
  • Ethical Standards Pertaining to Confidentiality
  • Good Faith Reporting
  • How to Report Suspected Abuse
  • Cultural Issues in Mandated Reporting

Social Workers:

This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2015-8/8/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


Most of our courses will satisfy your CEU requirements. However, you can double check with this handy tool.
You can download all the required materials above where it says "Preview the material"
No prerequisites are required for this course.
Yes. Once you read the material and pass your test, you can print your certificate right away from your "My Account" page.
You bet, you can download the course material to your computer. You can then print it off, transfer it to your tablet or whatever works for you. Most folks print of a copy of the test and circle the answers while reading through the material.

How it Works


1. Confirm Your


2. Read the

test time

3. Take the


4. Print Your