$30.00

i 3.00 Hours

Course Overview

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, and speech-language pathologists with an overview of the requirements and procedures for reporting cases of child abuse in Pennsylvania. The content in this course is applicable to health professionals in Pennsylvania.

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.
Dorothy (Dody) W. Angelini, MSN, RN has more than 30 years experience in nursing, including clinical practice in maternal and child health, public health, and continuing education. She received bachelors in nursing from Adelphi University and her masters in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Dody served as the director of maternal and child health services for the New Jersey Department of Health where she was responsible for the development of a statewide system of maternal health services in NJ. She is currently senior accreditations officer at Relias where she oversees the accreditation process for various healthcare professions. Dorothy W. Angelini, RN, MSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Dr. Crowe graduated from the University of Maryland - Baltimore County in 1987 with a BA degree in psychology and social work.  She graduated from the MSW program at Gallaudet University in 1992. In 2000, Dr. Crowe graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore with a PhD in social work. Her professional career primarily focused on mental health in the Deaf community. She worked in multiple settings, including an inpatient psychiatric unit, community mental health agencies (outpatient services), and private practice. While in her doctoral studies and afterward, she conducted research about various issues affecting Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, such as ASL-translated instruments, alcohol use, domestic violence, sating violence, mental health needs, and telemental health. Teresa Crowe, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (15 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    3.00HOURS

    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.


  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    3.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    Category: Professional Issues.

    This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

    3.00HOURS


    Relias LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 3.0 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • American Association for Respiratory Care

    3.00HOURS

    This program has been approved as non-traditional Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.


    Approval #: 185412000 This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    2.50HOURS

    Introductory Level

    0.25 ASHA CEUs

  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association

    3.00HOURS

    This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care

    3.00HOURS

    This module is approved for 3.0 contact hours by Florida Board of Respiratory Care.
  • CA Physical Therapy Board of California

    3.00HOURS

    Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 3.0 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    3.00HOURS

    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 3.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    3.00HOURS

    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 3.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
  • Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education

    3.00HOURS

    This CE activity is accredited for 3.0 Basic CEH by Relias LLC, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

    Privacy Statement

    I understand that Relias LLC, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation, will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (Child Abuse)

    3.00HOURS

    The Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs has approved Relias LLC to provide this child abuse continuing education activity for 3.0 hours.
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy

    3.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Respiratory Therapists will receive 3.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners

    3.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Respiratory Therapists will receive 3.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RRCAPTH
  • Hours:

    3.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-06-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2027-05-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define the meaning of child abuse according to the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL).; Identify risk factors related to child maltreatment.; Identify the physical, psychological, behavioral, and environmental indicators of child abuse.; Outline the procedures for making a report to ChildLine.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: CPS and GPS
    CPS and GPS
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Child Abuse and Perpetrators
    Child Maltreatment
    Pennsylvania Statistics on Maltreatment
    Definitions of Child Abuse
    Perpetrator
    Person Responsible for the Child’s Welfare
    Categories of Child Abuse
    Exclusions from Child Abuse
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Signs of Child Abuse, Risk Factors, Negative Health Outcomes
    Signs of Abuse
    Serious Physical Neglect
    Sexual Abuse or Exploitation
    Danger Signs
    Risk Factors
    Negative Health Outcomes
    Intergenerational Abuse
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Mandatory Notification of Substance Exposed Infants
    Substance Use, Withdrawal Symptoms, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
    Supplementary Definitions
    Plan of Safe Care
    Summary
    Section 6: Permissive and Mandatory Reporters
    Reporters
    Privileged Communication
    Immunity
    Penalties
    Review
    Summary
    Section 7: Reporting and Response
    Reporting
    Oral and Written Reports
    Response to Reports
    Assessment and Services
    Investigation Protocol
    Right to Know Law
    Review
    Summary
    Section 8: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
    Exam
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Dietitians; Emergency Medical Personnel; Health Educators; Introductory level Speech and Language Pathologists; Nurses; Occupational Therapists; Physical Therapists; Physicians; Psychologists; Respiratory Therapists; Social Workers; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    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.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • 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.