Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting (7CEU)

Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting

Total Hours: 7

No Book to Buy - Online Text

Unlimited Test Retakes

Sponsor Approval: Please visit our provider approval page for a list of national and state sponsored approvals.

Course delivery method and format: self-paced online training.

Course Requirements:

1. Course Reading,

2. Online PostTest

3. Course Evaluation.

After successfully completing the Course Reading, PostTest and Evaluation a certificate of completion will be issued online.

Course Presenter:  Dr. Kathleen Gates, PhD. License clinical Psychologist graduated from the University of Vermont. She has 40 years of clinical experience in a private practice setting. She’s provided clinical supervision for pre and post-doctoral interns in a community outreach clinic. She has consulted extensively with physicians, community leaders and the police.

Intermediate level course

Course Description:  The course will familiarize professionals with Child Protective Services statutory and agency guidelines for child maltreatment. The professional will demonstrably judge the urgency with which the agency must respond to the report of child abuse.  In addition, individuals who report allegations of child abuse or neglect must be educated about state statutes, agency guidelines and the roles and responsibilities of Child Protective Services. This course will describe strategies to effectively support specific intervention and case applications and examples to illustrate the use of these interventions.   

Course Objectives

By completing this course the healthcare professional will be able to:

1. After completing this course the clinician will be able to demonstrate the social work standard for making a report of child abuse.

2. After completing this course the clinician will be able to determine child maltreatment and abuse as defined by State statute or agency policy.

3. After completing this course the clinician will be able to choose what type of social work agency or community response will ensure the child's safety in the least intrusive manner.

4. After completing this course the clinician will be able to apply intervention techniques that social workers use to minimize the trauma to abuse survivors and their families.