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

Course Publication Date: August 02, 2023

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:PA-ABUSE-23
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Leadership & Case Management
Pediatric Medicine
Professional Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health
  
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the child welfare system in Pennsylvania.

  • Describe components and categories of child abuse and neglect.

  • Recall 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.

  • Recall 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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