Training on Identification of Child Abuse and Neglect
Resources address training curricula and materials for frontline workers on identifying child abuse and neglect, including information on signs and symptoms, medical evaluation, and identifying abuse within different ethnic groups and with children with developmental disabilities. Resources include State and local examples.
Abuse and Neglect of Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Problem of National Significance: A Web Course for Health Professionals and Other Professionals Serving People with Developmental Disabilities
Partnership for People with Disabilities (2004)
Addresses the complex issues that surface when abuse or neglect of children or adults with developmental disabilities is suspected. Includes prevention strategies. Paid registration required.
Child Abuse and Neglect: A Prehospital Continuing Education and Teaching Resource
Center for Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2003)
Provides information to instructors of emergency medical services and prehospital providers on identifying and assessing child abuse and neglect. Registration required.
Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting: A Self-Study Guide for People Working With Children
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (2009)
Helps people who work with youth gain an understanding of child maltreatment and related implications. (PDF - 784 KB)
Physical Abuse and Neglect: A Training Curriculum
Giardino, Alexander, & Hudson (2008)
Teaches participants the socioeconomic and familial factors that place children at risk, the signs indicative of abuse and neglect, and methods for medically evaluating and treating physically abused or neglected children.
|The Role of First Responders in Child Maltreatment Cases: Disaster and Nondisaster Situations|
|Author(s):||Office on Child Abuse and Neglect
Download (PDF - 2,205KB)
|Year Published:||2010 - 158 pages|
|This manual is for professionals, such as emergency medical technicians, child protective services caseworkers, and law enforcement officers, who have the primary responsibility for the initial on-scene response to situations in which child abuse or neglect may have occurred. The manual describes the various types of child maltreatment and the signs that may indicate that maltreatment has occurred, provides an overview of the initial response and investigation in cases of suspected maltreatment, explains how first responders should prepare for and provide testimony in court for maltreatment cases, and outlines how first responders and their agencies can respond to child maltreatment ...|
State and local examples
Child Abuse: Characteristics and Patterns Among Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese American Families: An Empirically Based Curriculum (PDF - 443 KB)
California Social Work Education Center (2006)
Presents information on the issue of child abuse in each ethnic group. Also see the PowerPoint. (PDF - 71 KB)
Child Abuse Identification Toolkit for Professionals
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2003)
Aids health-care professionals and educators in the diagnosis and treatment of abused children.