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, Part 3: Sexual Abuse provides an overview of the issue of child abuse in the United States as well as detailed information on identifying various types and signs of sexual abuse. This course also offers guidance on how to document suspected cases of sexual 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. 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 sexual abuse to child protective services. Explain the basic steps to take in reporting suspected sexual abuse to child protective services.