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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Child Abuse? - Definition & Facts
Course SummaryTeachers are required to report any suspected child abuse or signs of abuse or neglect in every state. The lessons in this course outline how to recognize abuse and neglect, how to report them and ways you can ensure your classroom is a safe place for your students.
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About This Course
Quite often, teachers are among the first adults to recognize possible abuse/neglect problems with a child and, as such, have been deemed mandated reporters. This term means they are morally and legally obligated to report signs of abuse to proper authorities. Use this course to raise your awareness and understand how and why to relate information about abused or neglected children.
Teachers and educators: Check with your school or district to find out if this course fulfills compliance requirements.
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Read brief lesson transcripts or watch engaging videos to learn more about this topic. Once you have completed a lesson, you can take a self-assessment quiz to help determine what you have learned and whether you need to further study a particular topic before moving on to the next lesson. Lessons can be accessed from anywhere, on any device.
This course includes:
- Printable text lessons covering term definitions and examples
- Lesson quizzes measuring your understanding of each topic discussed in the course
- Directions for contacting instructors with any lesson-specific questions
- A final exam indicating how much of the material has been retained
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: Increases your understanding of what might indicate abuse or neglect.
- Increases knowledge: Helps you understand the effects of child abuse and neglect.
- Ensures proper reporting of abuse/neglect: Reviews the necessary steps and documentation for reporting signs of child abuse or neglect.
- Recognizing signs of child abuse and neglect
- Understanding the effects of child abuse/neglect
- Using abuse/neglect reporting methods
- Creating a safe learning environment for your students
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