Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in Iowa - RT60265

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in Iowa

by Teresa Crowe, PhD
(4.8 / 36 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (2.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $20.00
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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.


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.
Respiratory therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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This program has been approved for 2 contact hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 9/11/2018 to 9/11/2020.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
"Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in Iowa" is approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health and considered an approved abuse education curriculum to be used as a training tool for Child Abuse mandatory reporter training  (course approval #3698 for 7/22/2018 to 7/22/2021).

Course Originally Released on: 7/22/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/22/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/11/2020

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. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.


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Channa B - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Mar 18, 2019
The information taught was very informative and I will definitely recommend this course to a friend.
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FLOYD C - TAMPA, FL  ·  Mar 18, 2019
this course was very informative
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Nasiba T - Glendale, AZ  ·  Feb 24, 2019
reading story about kids how hard life the get from parent is make me so sad.
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lacey c - Bangor, ME  ·  Feb 02, 2019
material covered was what was on test
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Minh L - sacramento, CA  ·  Jan 27, 2019
good information and learning
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Price: $20.00
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