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Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse

5 Clock Hours / 0.5 CEUs

Child Abuse Online Training Course

Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse
Course Description: 

This course applies to children of all ages. 

Learn ways to recognize various forms of child abuse and neglect, reasons for and results of child abuse and neglect, typical traits of abusive or neglectful parents, the caregiver’s responsibility in reporting it, and ways caregivers can help children who are the victims of child abuse and neglect. Also learn specific strategies to strengthen families and reduce the risk. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

More on this topic: Care Courses also offers the 5-hour course Preventing Child Abuse and Helping Its Victims.

Lesson Title: Abuse and Neglect

[Please note: The material in Abuse and Neglect also appears in Lesson 3 of our 12-clock-hour course Managing Health and Safety. If you are interested in a longer course that includes this subject, you may wish to take this 12-hour course.]

Course Formats
Course SKUCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursGeneric CEUsQuantityTuition 
AAN-13A9 CourseBook English50.5 $30.00
AAN-23A9 Online Course English50.5 $30.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either  CourseBook OR Online Course format.

Core of Knowledge/Core Competency/Training Category Info Pages: Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Vermont, Washington State and Wisconsin

Attention Iowa students: This course is not currently approved for Iowa's annual training requirements.

Attention Nevada Students: This course, Abuse and Neglect, may be used for annual clock hours in Nevada, but it cannot be used to meet the Nevada requirement for training in child abuse and neglect, which must be taken in the state of Nevada.

Attention Texas Students: Take our 1 Clock-Hour child abuse course, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse for the annual requirement.

Attention Wisconsin Students: This course is accepted for Wisconsin’s requirement for training in identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.

NAC: The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential.

Topics Covered in Abuse and Neglect:

  • Definition of child abuse and neglect

  • Some results of child abuse and neglect

  • Some signs of child abuse and neglect

  • Children's common explanations for parents' abusive or neglectful behaviors

  • How to report child abuse and neglect

  • Some reasons for child abuse and neglect

  • Common traits of abusive and neglectful parents

  • Ways to help children who have been abused and neglected

Comments on Abuse and Neglect:

"Hello Care Courses! Yes everything has went very well with my courses! I have just sent in 3 courses to be graded for myself and my assistant whom also took the courses. The courses were very informative and very helpful, we will be taking more in the near future! Your help there has been wonderful and I appreciate it greatly..." - Oneonta, New York

"This course was so interesting. I truly enjoyed it. Thank you for being there for us. Looking forward to the next one." - Colorado Springs, Colorado

"Thank you for following up with me.  I received and completed the two courses already and found that they were informative as well as interesting.  I have taken many trainings over the past twenty years for child care, and this, I do say was one of the easiest and had the most useful info.  Not boring as I thought it would have been." -- Maryland, New York


Care Courses Information:

Care Courses offers over 70 professional development courses in English, 16 in Spanish, and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA Process. All courses offer clock hours and an official mailed certificate. The CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours (and CEUs for CDA renewal) granted by a course (assuming you pass each lesson/chapter with a 70% or better). Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

Clock hours and CEUs are documented on original Care Courses certificates mailed through the US Post Office. All course formats receive an original mailed certificate. Once you have completed a course and submitted your answers to us you can expect to receive your certificate within 1-3 weeks (depending on the grading & certificate option you choose).

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