Find resources that address training curricula and materials on identifying child abuse and neglect, including information on signs and symptoms, medical evaluations, and identifying abuse within different ethnic groups and with children with developmental disabilities. Resources include State and local examples.
Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting: A Self-Study Guide for People Working With Children (PDF - 784 KB)
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (2009)
Helps people who work with youth gain an understanding of child maltreatment and related implications.
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children's Bureau
Cage, Richard.;Salus, Marsha K.
Download (PDF - 1,402KB)
Unit 9: Child Abuse and Neglect
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
Victim Impact: Listen and Learn Curriculum
Discusses the four main types of child maltreatment—physical abuse, child neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse—and ways to identify maltreatment.
203: Investigative Interviewing in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program (2010)
Provides participants with tools to assess safety threats and risk factors and defines the purpose and goals of an investigation into child sexual abuse. Information on how to plan the logistics of an investigation; the stages of the interview and the methods to be used in interviewing alleged victims, nonoffending parents, alleged perpetrators, and collateral contacts; and understanding the dynamics involved in child sexual abuse also are presented.
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.
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