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Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing and Responding to Hurtful and Harmful Behavior
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours: 3
Registration Fee: $88
At the conclusion of this course, participants will
Gain increased awareness in the nature and extent of child abuse and neglect
Gain knowledge in learning how to distinguish between abuse and accidents
Develop a working knowledge of strategies and interventions to use in clinical practice
Gain greater awareness into their role as a mandated reporter
Be able to identify the various forms of child abuse and neglect.
Be able to describe physical and psychological effects of child abuse and neglect
Develop specific skills necessary to mitigate the effects of child abuse and neglect to prevent and/or reduce child abuse and neglect
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists
Children are being abused at alarming rates. Staggering statistics point out that it is imperative for clinicians, educators and health care professionals to be equipped with a clear understanding of what child abuse is, how to identify it and intervene. This course will provide participants with knowledge, increased understanding and intervention techniques to apply to their clinical practice.
This course will cover basic statistics, demographics and prevalence associated with child abuse as well as forms of abuse, distinguishing abuse from accident and investigating when child abuse is suspected. Jennifer will also discuss identifying offender and victim traits, characteristics and dynamics and how best to use current resources effectively for reporting child abuse.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM