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Preventing Child Abuse and Helping Its Victims

5 Clock Hours / 0.5 CEUs

Preventing Child Abuse and Helping Its Victims

Preventing Child Abuse and Helping its Victims Course Description: 

This course applies to children of all ages. 

Learn warning signs in children and adolescents of possible sexual abuse; signs that a child, or teen, or an adult may be at-risk to harm a child; long-term effects of abuse; the early childhood educator's role in preventing child abuse; and strategies for helping victims of abuse and children affected by domestic violence. 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 Abuse and Neglect.


Learning Outcomes: After completing Preventing Child Abuse and Helping Its Victims you will be able to list basic facts about the victims and perpetrators of child sexual abuse; describe immediate and long-term effects of child sexual abuse and other forms of child maltreatment; explain the early childhood educator's role in the prevention of and reporting of all forms of child maltreatment; describe strategies for helping victims of child abuse; and describe strategies for helping children and parents affected by domestic violence.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
PCA-23N9 Online Course English50.5 $34.00

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

Attention Kansas students: This course, Preventing Child Abuse and Helping Its Victims, 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 is approved for annual hours in Nevada, but cannot be taken to meet the specific licensing requirements for child abuse and neglect.

Attention Texas Students: If you need a 1 Clock-Hour child abuse course for annual requirements, please click here.

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 Preventing Child Abuse and Helping its Victims:

  • Scope and effects of child sexual abuse
  • Strategies for preventing child sexual abuse
  • Strategies for preventing maltreatment of infants and toddlers
  • Role of relational sanctuaries for child abuse victims
  • Symptoms of post traumatic stress syndrome
  • Strategies for helping children affected by domestic violence
  • Early childhood educators' ethical responsibilities related to child abuse

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.

Students comments on Preventing Child Abuse and Helping Its Victims:

The courses [Preventing Child Abuse and Helping Its Victims, Early Childhood Stress, Creating Schedules and Routines, and Conferences with Parents] are fantastic and the speedy grading is terrific.  I love your courses and I will continue taking them. I need these courses for my National CDA and I have referred several other candidates to Care Courses. Thank you again for your courses and the speedy grading return. Outstanding work and please keep it up. – Tallahassee, Florida

Course 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.

Clock hours and CEUs are documented on official Care Courses certificates of completion which are accessed in the My Courses area of your account.

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