Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in Iowa - PSY60265

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in Iowa

by Teresa Crowe, PhD
PSY60265
(4.2 / 6 ratings )

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

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Price: $31.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.50

Summary:

Child abuse and neglect is widespread, and it’s 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 indicators of abuse during assessment of child abuse. The Iowa Code defines categories of mandatory reporters who are required to report cases of suspected child abuse. The Iowa Department of Human Services outlines 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 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, pharmacy techs, certified medical assistants, and emergency medical technicians and paramedics with an overview of the requirements and procedures for reporting cases of child abuse in Iowa. After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Define the meaning of child abuse according to Iowa Code Section 232.68(2)
  • Describe the physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse
  • List the individual, family, and social risk factors associated with child maltreatment
  • Outline 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, pharmacy techs, certified medical assistants, 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: 7/22/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/22/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/22/2021

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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Katherine D - Waxahachie, TX  ·  Jan 09, 2019
Easy format to maneuver through. Information clear and concise.
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Michelle N - Coralville , IA  ·  Aug 06, 2018
It was very informative, but maybe a video or interactive activity would have helped. The vignettes were really helpful!
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ONLINE
Price: $31.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.50