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Child Abuse Assessment

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2017

Practice Level: Indroductory

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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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) 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

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