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Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Course

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You will need to purchase 1 unit for every hour of coursework.

You will receive a certificate of completion after passing the exam and purchasing the appropriate number of units.

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Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Course

Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting CE Course Objectives and Outline:

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe at least two child abuse risk factors.
  2. Explain at least one key difference between the role of mandated and non-mandated reporters.
  3. Explain at least two symptoms and/or warning signs of child abuse.
  4. Describe at least two clinical assessment tools.
  5. Describe at least two clinical treatment tools.
  6. Discuss at least one clinical treatment intervention.
  7. Explain at least two legal and/or ethical considerations.

In addition to the course objectives listed above, this course addresses the following content areas related to Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting:

  • Counseling theory and practice
  • Social and Cultural Foundations
  • Assessment
  • Professional practice issues
  • Wellness and prevention
  • Human growth and development

Course Outline:

  1. Definitions
  2. Assessing Child Abuse
    1. Psychological and Emotional Abuse
    2. Physical Abuse
    3. Neglect
    4. Sexual Abuse
    5. Child Abuse and the Investigative Process
    6. How Trauma Affects Children’s Ability to Recount Events
    7. Crisis Intervention during the Investigative Process
  3. Statistics
  4. Mandated Reporters
    1. State Reporting Laws
    2. Summary of State Laws
    3. Typical Minimum Reporting Requirements
  5. The Effects of Child Abuse
  6. Treatment
  7. Substance Abuse
    1. Clinical Concerns
    2. Parental Substance Abuse as Child Abuse and Neglect
    3. CPS Agency Investigation and Potential Outcomes
    4. Communicating With a CPS Agency
  8. Legal and Ethical Considerations
    1. Subpoenas and Court Orders
    2. Implications of Mental Health Treatment for the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems
    3. Psychotherapy and Court Proceedings
    4. Client Confidentiality and Sharing of Information
  9. Child Maltreatment
    1. Who reported child maltreatment?
    2. What were the most common types of maltreatment?
    3. How many children died from abuse or neglect?
    4. Who abused and neglected children?
    5. Who received services?
    6. Screening of Referrals
    7. Report Dispositions
    8. Maltreatment Types
    9. Risk Factors
    10. Perpetrator Relationship
    11. Federal Standards and Performance Measures
    12. Research on Child Maltreatment
  10. Resources
  11. References

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT – US Department of Veteran AffairsNational Child Traumatic Stress Network

Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT has been in practice for over 20 years (for more details on Nicole Hiltibran’s credentials view our Principals page).  She wrote and compiled the information contained in this course from documents produced by the US Department of Veteran Affairs and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

1.4 hours of the 7 hours may be used towards ethics

 

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