This course is approved by NYSED for Child Abuse Identification & Reporting (CAIR) Workshop requirements, Provider ID 80950.
The term child abuse generally describes the most serious harms committed against children by the persons who are responsible for their care.
This course describes and refers to all forms of child abuse. It presents in a clear and precise way the characteristics and consequences of this social problem that affects children of all socioeconomic levels, with serious consequences in all the spectra of life. It also describes government efforts to stop it and the steps for all professionals to report cases that require it.
Expectations & Goals
The purpose of this course is transmit to health professional’s knowledge to identify and report child abuse, child neglect and child maltreatment.
•Define child abuse, child maltreatment, and child neglect.
• Explain the risk factors contributing to child abuse.
• Recognize physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse and maltreatment.
• Describe situations in which mandated reporters must report suspected cases of abuse and maltreatment.
• Explain the process for placing a child into protective custody.
• Discuss the legal protections afforded mandated reporters as well as the consequences for failing to report.