Child Abuse - OT185

Child Abuse

by Theodora B. Aggeles, RN, BA
OT185
(4.4 / 217 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50

Summary:

About four children die each day in the U.S. as the result of abuse and neglect. While some abused children grow up to live outwardly normal lives, many who have been subjected to abuse or neglect become adults with various behavioral issues stemming from that abuse. Some suffer lifelong disabilities, both physical and psychological. Many perpetuate the life of violence they have suffered, which keeps the cycle of domestic violence going with their own partners, spouses and children. Many also lead a life of crime, with a 59% increase in the likelihood of being arrested as juveniles, a 28% greater chance of being arrested as adults and a 30% greater likelihood of committing violent crimes as adults. Healthcare providers in all settings are presented with opportunities to identify families at risk for child abuse. Knowledge of risk factors, signs of abuse/neglect and prevention strategies are necessary to disrupt the cycle of abuse.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to update nurses’, certified medical assistants’, health educators’, occupational therapists’, physicians’ and social workers’ ability to recognize, report and if appropriate treat victims of child abuse. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify signs and symptoms that may indicate that a child is a victim of abuse
  • Name four risk factors each for becoming a perpetrator and a victim of child abuse
  • Relate essential elements that must be documented in cases of suspected child abuse
 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues
 
 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, certified medical assistants, health educators, occupational therapists, physicians and social workers.
 
Occupational Therapists: 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 lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 12/4/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/8/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/8/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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Kathleen P - chula vista, CA  ·  Aug 16, 2016
very good I liked it
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karina b - Brooklyn, NY  ·  May 08, 2016
Great source of information
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Robert Z - Kew Gardens, NY  ·  Apr 12, 2016
The information presented was helpful in my career and easy to understand.
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Amy F - Cutler, IN  ·  Mar 28, 2016
I thought this course was very informative and helps me to know the signs to look for when suspecting possible abuse or neglect.
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Becky M - star lake, NY  ·  Feb 21, 2016
great course again more need to take this topic great job
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ONLINE
Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50