Pennsylvania: Child Abuse, Recognition and Reporting for Mandated Reporters, 3 units

This online course is for healthcare providers and other professionals in Pennsylvania who are mandated to report suspected child abuse. It begins with historical information about child abuse recognition in the United States and continues with a description of child welfare and child protective services in Pennsylvania. Child abuse is defined, along with its components and categories. New regulations related to human trafficking are included. The reporting process is described, as well as responsibilities of mandated reporters, permissive reporters, reasonable cause, and penalties for failing to report. The course describes indicators of child abuse. It concludes with information about the prevention of child abuse.

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  • 3.00 Contact hours
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Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT 
Susan Walters Schmid, PhD 

Available Credit

  • 3.00 Contact hours


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