Looking at Child Abuse and Neglect
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about signs of child abuse and neglect and what to do when they come across these signs, including reporting requirements.

This course is not approved for Pennsylvania - the PA approved course is course no. PA-ABUSE-16

Course Publication Date: November 20, 2017

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

Author:Anita Rothera RN, BS
Course No:CA110217
Contact Hours:4.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
Psychiatric & Mental Health
  

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Learning Objectives
  • List three ways to help prevent child abuse.
  • Discuss the child welfare system in general terms.
  • 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.


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