Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in Iowa - PSY60211

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in Iowa

by Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW, LCSWC
PSY60211
(4.5 / 0 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Psychology (2.00 CE Credit)

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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. A biopsychosocial assessment can provide the background knowledge needed to create a plan for treatment. Professionals should pay attention to particular indicators of abuse during assessment of child abuse. Iowa Code defines categories of mandatory reporters who are required to report cases of suspected child abuse. The Iowa Department of Human Services outlines its assessment and investigation procedures for these reports. IDHS 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.

Objectives:

This reporting child abuse continuing education module is designed to provide nurses, physicians, social workers, psychologists, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and EMTs and paramedics an overview of the requirements and procedures for reporting cases of child abuse in Iowa. After completing this course, the practitioner will be able to:
  • Define the meaning of child abuse according to Iowa Code Section 232.68(2)
  • Describe the physical, psychological, behavioral and environmental indicators of child abuse
  • Differentiate the assessment protocol used by the Iowa Department of Human Services
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, physicians, social workers, psychologists, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and EMTs and paramedics.
 
Psychologists: 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 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.
 
OnCourse Learning is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
 
Instructional level: Introductory
 
Target audience: Psychologists

Course Originally Released on: 7/22/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/22/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/22/2018

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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Angela S - Sioux City, IA  ·  Oct 21, 2016
Practical, thorough information. There may need to be more information for the two hours; I read through it faster than that so I ended up just rereading to spend the time. Since I have been through this training multiple times, a lot of the information was already known to me and so it was an easy read.
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Susan V - Coralville, IA  ·  Jul 26, 2016
it was worthwhile and fulfilled its purpose
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Amanda C - Ankeny, IA  ·  May 31, 2016
It needs to have more information or a significantly decreased time requirement.
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Jocelyn A - Columbia, MO  ·  May 29, 2016
With some refining as indicated in the comments, this is a good course.
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Catherine E - West Des Moines, IA  ·  Jan 22, 2016
It is cost effective, only $15.50 per credit hour, and meets the requirement for the 5 year period required by Iowa state law.
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