To complete this course, you must do the following:Read the Purpose and Overall Goal, and Course Objectives.Study the Terminology. Study the Content. Complete the Learning Activity.Complete the Post Test with a passing score of 80% or more.
Child Abuse provides an overview of the issue of child abuse and neglect in the U.S., as well as detailed information on identifying various types and signs of physical abuse, neglect and emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. This course also offers guidance on how to document suspected cases of abuse and report them to child protective services.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to: Describe the risk factors associated with child abuse. Explain the minimum definition of physical abuse. Identify signs of physical abuse and how they can occur in different areas of the body. Identify behaviors in both children and caretakers that indicate that abuse may have taken place. Define neglect and emotional abuse. Identify signs/symptoms and key behaviors associated with neglect and emotional abuse. Identify behaviors in both children and caretakers that indicate that neglect or emotional abuse may be taking place. Describe the various forms of child sexual abuse. Identify signs/symptoms and key behaviors associated with child sexual abuse. Identify behaviors in both children and caretakers that indicate that sexual abuse may be taking place. Describe which circumstances and signs would warrant a report of suspected abuse to child protective services. Explain the basic steps to take in reporting suspected abuse to child protective services.