Talking about 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-17

Course Publication Date: October 25, 2019

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

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:CAN100419
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
  • Give a definition of child abuse.
  • Discuss some of the reasons abuse might happen.
  • Describe three categories of child abuse and neglect.
  • Describe signs/symptoms of child abuse and neglect.
  • Name four types of abuse.
  • List four principal root causes of child abuse and neglect.
  • Name four child risk factors for child abuse and neglect.
  • Discuss five parental/family risk factors for child abuse and neglect.
  • Describe five social/environmental risk factors for child abuse and neglect.
  • Describe two psychological, behavioral, societal, and physical consequences researchers have identified from long term child abuse and/or neglect.
  • Discuss common protective factors for child abuse and neglect.
  • List three ways to help prevent child abuse.
  • Describe the reporting process, protections for reporters and penalties for failure to report.
  • Discuss provisions and responsibilities for reporting suspected child abuse.
  • Discuss the child welfare system in general terms.


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