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

5 Clock Hours / 0.5 CEUs / $34.00

Child Abuse Online Training Course

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.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse you will be able to explain the reasons and results of child abuse and neglect; identify indicators of child abuse and neglect and procedures for reporting to appropriate authorities; describe common traits of potentially abusive and neglectful parents; describe strategies to assist children who have been abused and neglected; describe strategies to help strengthen families and prevent 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 IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
AAN-23N9 Online Course English50.5 $34.00

Please note: This course is only available in the Online Course format.

Attention Kansas Students: This course, Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse, is not approved for annual clock hours or to meet the Kansas requirement for training in child abuse and neglect, which must be taken in Kansas.

Attention Nevada Students: This course, Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse, is not approved for annual clock hours or to meet the Nevada requirement for training in child abuse and neglect, which must be taken in the state of Nevada.

Attention Oregon Students: Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse may not be used for the first year abuse and neglect requirement.

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.

Topics Covered in Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse:

  • 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

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written assignments. 

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

What students say about Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse:

Hello Care Courses! Yes everything has gone very well with my courses! I have just sent in 3 courses to be graded for myself and my assistant who 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

Completion deadline: This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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Care Courses currently offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

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