Child Abuse Assessment
Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2017
Practice Level: Indroductory
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Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D. is a psychologist in private practice specializing in eating disorders, as well as dual addictions, trauma, domestic violence and depression. She conducts individual and couples therapy with adolescent and adult clients. In addition to authoring numerous mental health courses she frequently blogs and writes newspaper articles about mental health topics.
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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.
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.
- 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.
- Historical Foundations (CAPTA)
- Defining Child Abuse
- Risk Factors for Child Maltreatment
- Physical Abuse
- 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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