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Course Overview

An estimated 1 in 4 children experience some form of child abuse or neglect in their lifetimes, yet most child abuse is believed to go unreported. Support professionals are often the first to suspect that a child is a victim of maltreatment. In most states, professionals who work with children and families are mandated reporters who are required to report suspicions of abuse or neglect to an appropriate agency or investigator. In order to intervene effectively with children who may be experiencing abuse and neglect, you must be familiar with different types of maltreatment and the warning signs that a child may be in danger.

This course will teach you about the various types of child abuse and neglect that are currently the most common, and the physical and behavioral warning signs that may accompany different kinds of child maltreatment. You will learn some general guidelines for mandatory reporting and how you can find out the specific reporting requirements of your particular state. This course is intended for licensed staff in a range of work settings. Practice exercises and detailed examples will help you apply these concepts to your own learning so that you are better equipped to help the individuals you serve.

About the Course Author

Deborah Flowers, MSN, CPNP-PC, is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who works as a program coordinator/nurse consultant for the North Carolina Child Medical Evaluation Program (NCCMEP). The NCCMEP is a collaborative program between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Department of Pediatrics and the NC State Division of Social Services and provides expert medical consultation to all county Department of Social Services in North Carolina with respect to the medical aspects of child abuse and neglect evaluations. Ms. Flowers also is a clinical assistant professor with the UNC-CH School of Medicine - Department of Pediatrics and adjunct clinical assistant professor with the UNC-CH School of Nursing. She has been a nurse for 29 years with 19 years in emergency nursing. The last eight years have been working in child abuse and neglect where she not only works in an administrative program but also serves as a medical consultant for the hospital child abuse team. Ms. Flowers has an extensive background in the care of sexual assault patients and develops and delivers curriculum to train nurses in caring for patients who present for care of sexual assault at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Deborah Flowers, MSN, CPNP-PC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


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    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
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    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

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    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
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    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
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    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

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    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

    1.50HOURS

    Categories Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP I or II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP I or II, ATE, CVSS II This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
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    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.5 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

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    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

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    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
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    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

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    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

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    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

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    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
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    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
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    Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA. This activity approved for 1.5 CMC contact hours
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

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  • National Academy of Certified Care Managers

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  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-HHS-0-IPCAN-V2
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-07-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-07-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the role of the mandatory reporter and identify where to access state-specific rules related to mandatory reporting in your state.; Identify and define various categories of child abuse and neglect.; Recognize the behavioral and physical signs of abuse and neglect.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction

    1. About This Course
    2. Learning Objectives

    Section 2: An Introduction to Child Abuse and Neglect

    1. Meet Mandy
    2. A Brief History of Child Abuse
    3. A Note on Sources
    4. National Data on Child Abuse
    5. Child Maltreatment Today
    6. Cultural Considerations
    7. Additional Cultural Considerations
    8. Remember Mandy?
    9. Summary

    Section 3: Types and Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect

    Introduction

    1. Types of Child Abuse
    2. State-Specific Information
    3. Perpetrators of Child Abuse & Neglect
    4. Physical Abuse
    5. Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)
    6. Behavioral Signs of Abuse
    7. Sexual Abuse
    8. Knowledge Check
    9. Exploitation of Children
    10. Risk Factors of Child Sexual Exploitation
    11. Emotional or Psychological Abuse
    12. Neglect
    13. Other Situations Considered Neglect
    14. Evaluating Safety Concerns
    15. Let's Review
    16. Illegal Drugs
    17. Cohabitating with a Registered Sex Offender
    18. Meet John
    19. Summary

    Section 4: Reporting Child Abuse

    1. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) – Federal Guidelines
    2. Who Is a Mandated Reporter?
    3. Meet Jaimie
    4. RAINN
    5. How Do I Report Child Abuse?
    6. What Are My Responsibilities as a Mandated Reporter?
    7. Additional Responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter
    8. Can a Mandated Reporter Report Abuse Anonymously?
    9. What about Privileged Communication?
    10. Let’s Review
    11. Informing Family Members and Guardians
    12. What Will Happen After I Report Child Abuse/Neglect?
    13. Responsibilities of Child Welfare Agencies and Law Enforcement
    14. Meet Larry
    15. Summary

    Section 5: Conclusion

    1. Summary
    2. Course Contributors
    3. References
    4. Resources
    5. Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Beginner, Intermediate level Social Workers; Entry level Direct Support Professionals; Entry level Psychologists; Entry, Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.