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CHLD 2015: Child Abuse And Neglect - Recognition And Reporting

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Child care providers will learn how to recognize and manage suspected child abuse and neglect. This course provides instruction on types of abuse and neglect, strategies for responding to suspected child victims and their parents, the child protective services response process, and knowing when and how to report suspected abuse and neglect. Virginia law mandates that child care providers report suspected child abuse and neglect.

Course Topics:
  • Recognize that child abuse/neglect occurs within families and in other places where children are provided care and services.
  • Explain the causes of abuse and neglect. 
  • Explain the legal and operational definitions of physical abuse, neglect and sexual abuse.
  • Recognize injuries that may indicate physical abuse.
  • Identify conditions and practices that mimic physical abuse.
  • Differentiate between abuse and discipline.
  • Describe the dangers of shaking an infant.
  • Recognize behavioral indicators of physical abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse.
  • Differentiate age and stage appropriate sexual curiosity in children from behaviors associated with sexual assault. 
  • Recognize the difference between poverty and neglect.
  • Respond appropriately to the child and parent concerning suspected abuse or neglect.
  • Explain mandated reporting requirements.
  • Explain CPS mission, authorities, and services.
  • Implement policies, procedures, and in-service training to support the effective management of suspected child abuse and neglect.
  • Support children who have been abused/neglected. 

Class Details

31 Sessions
Weekly - Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue


Instruction Online  

CEUs : 0.4



Please read:  Online access will be granted at the earliest, Monday, January 6 when CCWA reopens. You will still have 30 days to complete your class.



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/1/2020 - 1/31/2020 Weekly -Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Richmond, Virtual  Map Instruction Online