Pennsylvania - Child Abuse and Neglect
The goal of this course is to help health care professionals in Pennsylvania and other states learn about signs of child abuse and neglect and what to do when they come across these signs, including reporting requirements.


This course is approved for Pennsylvania. You must enter your last 4 of your SSN and your date of birth so that we may report your completion certificate to the Pennsylvania board.

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Course Publication Date: April 16, 2016

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera RN, BS
Course No:PA-ABUSE-16
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Leadership & Case Management
Pediatric Medicine
Professional Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health
  

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the child welfare system in Pennsylvania.
  • Describe components and categories of child abuse and neglect.
  • Discuss indicators and/or signs/symptoms of child abuse and neglect.
  • Discuss provisions and responsibilities for reporting suspected child abuse.
  • Describe the reporting process, protections for reporters and penalties for failure to report.
  • Name two behavioral consequences researchers have identified from long term child abuse/neglect.
  • Discuss two societal consequences researchers have identified from long term child abuse/neglect.
  • Discuss two physical consequences researchers have identified from long term child abuse/neglect.
  • Describe two psychological consequences researchers have identified from long term child abuse/neglect.
  • Describe two important characteristics of the family that are linked to child abuse and/or neglect.
  • List three ways to help prevent child abuse.


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