course for 7 hours of continuing education
is a 7 unit course
in fulfillment of the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences
and CA Board of Psychology mandated course in Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting,
as well as meeting continuing education requirements
How to Make a Report of Child Abuse in California
There is never an excuse to hurt a child!!!!
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Reported incidents of child sexual abuse are markedly on the rise. What is especially shocking is the fact that these reports represent only a small portion of actual occurrences of sexual abuse. Incest affects individuals and families regardless of class, income, profession, religion or race. The statistics are truly alarming. It is currently estimated that one-third of all children are sexually abused before the age of 18. This includes 40% of all females and 30% of all males. The vast majority of these reports involve very young children, below age seven.
Every year in this country, two million children are brutally beaten or sexually abused. 340,000 new cases were reported in 1989 (U.S. Advisory Board, April, 1991). Of these abused children, 3,000 to 5,000 die every year. In New York State alone, 200 bodies of sexually and physically abused children are found each year and not even identified. These are the ultimate victims.
Children who are neglected or sexually abused are known to have lower IQs and an increased risk of depression, suicide and drug problems. Abused children are 53% more likely to be arrested as juveniles, and 38% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime. During preschool years, abused children are more likely to get angry, refuse direction from teachers, and lack enthusiasm. By the time they reach grade school, they are more prone to being easily distracted, lacking in self-control, and not well-liked by peers.
Source: SEXUAL ABUSE: SURVIVING THE PAIN Barbara E. Bogorad, Psy.D, A.B.P.P.
The United Nations estimates that at least 1 million boys and girls are forced or coerced into the sex trade every year. This increases with the arrival of wealthy overseas tourists, compounding existing problems of poverty and disease. HIV infection rates among child prostitutes in Thailand, for example, are thought to be up to 75 per cent. (Source:The Japan Times, 25 May 2001)
This 7 unit
and may be taken in fulfillment of the CA BBS
mandated prelicensure requirement as well as for
continuing education for licensured professionals
The e-book is $20, which is the course material without the post-test or credits
There is never an excuse to hurt a child!!!!
do we owe our children?
Philosophical Tenets of Child Protection
Principles of Child Protection
of Child Abuse
Child Abuse and Neglect Defined in Federal Law
Major Types of Child Abuse and Neglect Defined
Symptoms of sexual abuse
Keeping children safe
Long-term effects of child sexual abuse
Abuse - Battered Child Syndrome
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Signs and tests
Treatment of Physical injuries
Snow White- A story of multiple child murder attempts
Lethal Child Abuse
Statistics and Interventions
Are Most Vulnerable
How Deaths Occur
Child Fatality Prevention
Sedna - A story of a murdered child
Incidence of Disabled Child Abuse
The Girl without Hands - A story of child prostitution and mutilation
and Physical Effects
Cognitive Development and Academic Achievement
Emotional, Psychosocial, and Behavioral Development
Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Early Brain Development
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children and Adolescents
Signs of Child Abuse
Child and Parent Behavior
Signs of Physical Abuse
Signs of Neglect
Signs of Sexual Abuse
Signs of Emotional Maltreatment
Child Abuse Reporting
and Neglect Reporting Hotlines
How to Complete the Child Abuse Report Form
What Happens After a Report is Made
Of Child Sexual Abuse
Case Management Considerations
Causal Models of Sexual Abuse
Counseling Abused Children
Prevention - Internet Child Abuse
Prevention - Worldwide Sexual Exploitation of Children
What do we owe our children?
Safety. All children have the right to live in an environment free from abuse and neglect. The safety of children is the paramount concern that must guide child protection efforts.
Permanency. Children need a family and a permanent place to call home. A sense of continuity and connectedness is central to a child's healthy development.
Child and family well-being. Children deserve nurturing environments in which their physical, emotional, educational, and social needs are met. Child protection practices must take into account each child's needs and should promote healthy development. (National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information.)
Types of Child Abuse
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