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Child Abuse, Prevention, and Mandatory Reporting

2.0 Contact Hours
Target Audience: Nurses, healthcare professionals, and interested individuals
Purpose/Goal: The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the types of abuse; signs, symptoms, and risk factors of abuse; and pertinent elements of the laws impacting mandatory reporting of abuse and neglect.
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Child abuse is a national and international issue that has serious long-term consequences for the child and the community. A social problem that has existed for thousands of years, child abuse in all its forms first became a topic of national interest in the 1960s with the advocacy of Henry Berge, founder of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Today, there is a system of laws in all 50 states that now define what constitutes abuse and neglect and who is mandated to report abuse.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the national and international scope of child abuse.
  • Define the types of child abuse.
  • State the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of various types of child abuse.
  • Identify characteristics of a child abuse perpetrator.
  • State the physical and emotional consequences of abuse on children.
  • Describe ways to talk with a child about abuse.
  • Explain the concept of “reasonable cause to suspect.”
  • Describe important factors in collecting evidence of abuse.
  • Explain elements of child abuse reporting laws for mandatory reporters and others.
  • Describe barriers to reporting child abuse.
  • Describe “safe haven laws.”
  • Identify key factors for the prevention of child abuse.

Thomas was 3 years old when he first arrived at his new pediatrician’s office for a visit. He had several small bruises in various states of healing. The reason for this visit was that his mother stated he had slipped and fallen when he was in the bathtub. She said she did not see the fall because she had gone to answer the door after she placed him in the tub. When she got back to the bathroom, she stated that Thomas had burns across the lower half of his body due to the fall into the hot bathtub water.

On examination, Thomas had a “straight line” burn mark across his waist and legs, giving the appearance of someone who was “dipped” into scalding water rather than someone who had fallen (with corresponding irregular burn shapes). He was shaking, fearful, whimpering, and withdrawn. His vital signs were stable and he appeared thin. The skin on his legs, torso, and lower back was bright red and beginning to peel off. A cool moist sheet was immediately placed on his wounds and emergency services were summoned.

The pediatrician patiently asked the mother how the situation had occurred. Each time, she repeated the same story. By the time the physician had asked her a fourth time about the incident, she suddenly blurted out that she had been angry at Thomas for crying when he didn’t get extra food at lunch. He had spilled food on his clothes from his lunch and so she decided to “teach him a lesson” and place him in the bath. When he screamed, she became fearful of the neighbors hearing and of the injuries and brought him to the doctor’s office. Child Protective Services (CPS) was notified.

The child was admitted to the hospital and, after further investigations, it was determined that his mother was single, dating a new boyfriend, and was struggling to support herself and her child. It was also discovered, after further assessment, that Thomas had old fractures of the forearm as well as old burn marks (from cigarettes) on his buttocks. He was treated successfully for his burns and placed in foster care.

This case represents a typical case of child abuse. Until the 1960s, most of U.S. society was unaware of the incredibly heinous conditions in which abused children lived. People viewed abuse as a rare phenomenon that occurred only in “other people’s lives” or in poverty-stricken, lower class families. However, most of society now knows that child maltreatment is a frightening daily reality for millions of children (Barnett, Miller-Perrin, & Perrin, 2011).

Complete the course post exam (CE Test) with a score of 80% or greater. Complete all fields of the course evaluation form. Certificate of Completion is provided once the course post exam is passed per criteria above.

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  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences
    California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider Number PCE 1564. Course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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AOTA CEUs:

0.2

Practice Level:

Beginner/Introductory

Content Focus:

Domain of OT

Course Expires:

November 15, 2021

Instructor(s):
  • Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC
  • Caroline Young, MPH
Jurisdictional Requirements:

Continuing education (CE) licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. These CE requirements may vary in terms of the number of hours required to the types of courses that must be taken. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC recommends you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. Compliance with CE requirements is the responsibility of the individual health care provider. Health care providers must understand the CE requirements in their jurisdictions, and be sure they are up-to-date on any rule changes that affect their license. For further information, please see our Accreditation Information.

Accommodations for Disabilities:

Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodations, please contact us.

Conflicts of Interest and Relevant Financial Relationships:

The authors/planning committee members have no conflicts of interests or relevant financial relationships to declare relevant to this activity.

Commercial Support:

No commercial support has been received for this activity.

Non-endorsement of products:

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Off-label Use of Products:

None of the authors intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

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