Child abuse is the single leading cause of death in children ages 4 years and younger. What are the signs of child abuse? Who is responsible for reporting the child abuse? Three or more children in the United States die every day as a result of child abuse they received in their own homes.
The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, define child abuse and neglect as, at minimum:
- Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or
- An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.
Child Abuse: Identification and Reporting
1 Hour/ .1 CEU
- After reading about types, participant will be able to recall different types of abuse through a multiple-choice quiz.
- After reading about next steps, participant will be able to recall actions to take with a child if abuse is suspected or reported through a multiple-choice quiz.
Enrollment in this course expires in 12 months from the date of payment.