Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in PA - 60213

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in PA

by Teresa Crowe, PhD
60213
(4.6 / 18878 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (2.00 Hours)

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Summary:

Child abuse and neglect is widespread and associated with a variety of psychosocial problems. While federal law broadly defines child abuse, each state is charged with refining and specifying what constitutes child abuse and outlining report and investigation procedures. Pennsylvania Code defines categories of mandatory reporters who are required to report cases of suspected child abuse. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services uses ChildLine, an organizational unit that receives, refers, and maintains reports of abuse investigations. The guidelines outline the process for assessment and investigation procedures for these reports. DHS staff members assess the level of risk to the child and make recommendations for action to ensure the safety and well-being of the child. Practitioners may be involved with intervention activities. Multicultural skills and sensitivities are often required to work with children and families from diverse backgrounds.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to provide social workers, athletic trainers, audiologists, certified medical assistants, certified nursing assistants, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, health educators, massage therapists, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists with an overview of the requirements and procedures for reporting cases of child abuse in Pennsylvania. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define the meaning of child abuse according to 23 Pa.C.S. Chapter 63
  • Describe the physical, psychological, behavioral and environmental indicators of child abuse
  • Identify risk factors related to child maltreatment
  • Outline the procedures for making a report to ChildLine
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including social workers, athletic trainers, audiologists, certified medical assistants, certified nursing assistants, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, health educators, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists.
 
Nurses and certified nursing assistants: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
The Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs has approved OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, to provide this child abuse continuing education activity for 2 hours.
 
Please note: Certified medical assistants can use contact hours earned from this course as non-preapproved CEUs toward recertification with the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Course Originally Released on: 10/16/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/11/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/11/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Gretchen D - Eagleville, PA  ·  Jul 19, 2019
very informative and very helpful
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Mary-Kate G - West Grove, PA  ·  Jul 19, 2019
interesting and informative
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KORAH B - ruffin, NC  ·  Jul 18, 2019
Very Informative. Helps to review things to look for and how to help and care in these cases. Also is nice to know the process and system is built to help the family stay together safely.
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Haylee W - Tremonton, UT  ·  Jul 18, 2019
Very informational. Lots of reading required which makes it feel lengthy.
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EMILY G - Wellsville, NY  ·  Jul 18, 2019
The Child Abuse Coursework for PA Nurses is very thorough and prepares you for what you may see in your practice. This course fulfills the annual review for Child Abuse.
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