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.
Child Abuse Identification and Reporting: The 3-Hour Pennsylvania Requirement
Explains mandated reporter laws in Pennsylvania as well as signs of child abuse for different forms of child abuse and neglect. Continuing education credit hours for health-care professionals are available.
Child Abuse and Neglect: 101
Teaches mandatory reporters about how to recognize and report child abuse and neglect. An overview of how investigations of child abuse and neglect are conducted is also provided.
Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training California
California Department of Social Services, Chadwick Center (2011)
Provides free, self-paced training modules for mandated reporters for general information and profession-specific guidelines.
Child Abuse Prevention, Identification, and Reporting
Virtual Lab School
Offers a training course designed for teachers about how to identify child abuse, strengthen families, and report suspected abuse and neglect.
Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting: A Self-Study Guide for People Working With Children (PDF - 784)
Reilly & Martin (2009)
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Helps people who work with youth gain an understanding of child maltreatment and related implications.
Child Physical Abuse
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Provides a series of seven presentations about assessment, engagement, and interventions for families who are suspected of or have experienced child physical abuse.
Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Training
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (2017)
Offers an online and correspondence course for professionals, such as teachers and physicians, who come in contact with children about how to determine if there is reasonable suspicion of child abuse and how to report it.
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