This course applies to children of all ages.
Learn ways to recognize forms of child abuse, neglect, and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including household dysfunction and exposure to racism, as well as the long-term effects of such experiences. Learn the 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, neglect, and other ACEs. Also learn specific strategies to strengthen families and reduce risk. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.
After completing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver’s Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences you will be able to explain the definition and long-term consequences of adverse childhood experiences; explain the definition of, reasons for, and results of child abuse and neglect and identify indicators of abuse and neglect; identify caregiver responsibilities and describe how to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to appropriate authorities; identify and explain strategies for children to protect themselves and ways to support children who are abused and neglected and help them heal; identify children’s common reactions to ACEs and ways to support and meet the needs of children who are experiencing ACEs; and describe strategies you can use to support and strengthen families facing challenges.
Please Note: This course is accepted for the National CDA, CDA renewal, annual state training hours, and child abuse training requirements in most states. Exceptions are listed below.
Attention Kansas Students: This course 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 the state of Kansas.
Attention Nevada Students: This course 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 Pennsylvania Students: This course is not approved for annual clock hours or to meet the Pennsylvania requirement for training in child abuse and neglect, which must be taken through the PA Keys Registry.
Attention Oregon Students: This course may not be used for the first year abuse and neglect requirement.
Attention Texas Students: This course may not be used for the 1 Clock-Hour child abuse annual training 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 Child Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver’s Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences:
- Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences on mental and physical health
- Signs of abuse and neglect
- Reasons for abuse and neglect
- Procedures for preventing and reporting abuse and neglect
- Ways to support struggling families
- Benefits of relaxation practices
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.