Online Class: Child Safety for Teachers

This insightful online child safety course for teachers should be required for all teachers that work with children in any capacity.

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Course Description

Empowering Educators: A Holistic Approach to Student Well-Being

Teachers hold the critical role of shaping young minds and hearts, extending their influence beyond mere academic instructions. In today's diverse and complex classrooms, educators are often the first line of defense in identifying and addressing the multifaceted challenges that students face. Recognizing the profound impact a teacher can have, this course seeks to equip educators with a deeper understanding of their students' worlds, empowering them to foster holistic well-being.

In navigating the educational landscape, educators encounter students from a spectrum of backgrounds. Each brings a unique mosaic of experiences, dreams, and hurdles. Through this course, teachers will delve into the myriad challenges that students grapple with, from dietary concerns to the psychological toll of trauma and the dark recesses of cyberbullying. By unraveling these issues, educators can develop tailored strategies that not only counteract threats but proactively nurture resilience and positive growth.

As the tapestry of childhood evolves amidst the backdrop of a swiftly changing world, educators must remain agile and informed. This course doesn’t merely present challenges; it offers actionable solutions. Whether you're reimagining a classroom layout to bolster inclusivity, sculpting an atmosphere brimming with positivity, or devising lessons that champion empathy and understanding, you'll uncover techniques to cultivate an enriched learning environment.

Moreover, the journey of an educator need not be a solitary one. There's strength in collaboration. Learn when and how to harness the expertise of fellow professionals, ensuring no child's needs are overlooked. Recognizing when to seek assistance is a testament to a teacher's commitment and wisdom.

Designed for educators, counselors, and anyone vested in the future of our youth, this course is more than just a guide; it's an invitation to be an architect of change, sculpting a brighter, safer future for every student under your care.

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: What is a Child's Well-Being and How Do Teachers Promote It?

Introduction to the class. Discusses the relationship between physical health, mental and emotional health, nutrition, and safety, and what role teachers play in it. Additional lesson topics: Home safety for educators; Teaching Kids to Be Safe Without Making Them Scared; Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child, 9th Edition 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Motives for Taking this Course
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Information on the Maltreatment of Children

Here is background information used to create relevance for the course material. It reinforces the need for teachers to focus on safety for children in the school environment. Additional lesson topics: Overview of Child Maltreatment; Psychological and Behavioral Impact Of Trauma: Elementary School Students 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Performing Health Checks and Observations

Building on information from the previous lesson, this section gives teachers information regarding what to look for in children that might indicate something problematic happening at home. Also covers the need for documenting observations in order to best help the child. Additional lesson topics: How to Recognize and Overcome Childhood Emotional Neglect; Child Abuse and Neglect; Possible Signs of Child Abuse 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: High-Quality Environments for Children

Discusses what a physically safe environment looks like in the classroom as well as other areas of a school Additional lesson topics: Early Childhood High Quality Learning Environment Ideas; The Building Blocks of High-Quality Early Childhood Education Programs 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: General Safety Management: Risk Management, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Implementation

Mitigating physical risk and preparing students for an emergency or natural disaster is important, as well as practicing procedures and knowing the plan for each situation. Additional lesson topics: Emergency Preparedness In School; School Disaster Preparedness and Tips 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Common Childhood Illnesses and Injuries

General information about common ailments to help teachers decide if a child can stay in the classroom or should go see the nurse. Additional lesson topics: 10 Common Childhood Illnesses and Their Treatments; What causes pediatric injury? 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Infectious Process and Environmental Factors

This lesson will discuss how diseases spread and how a classroom environment can accelerate or inhibit the spread of disease. How to keep a classroom environment clean also will be discussed. Additional lesson topics: Break the Chain of Infection; Safe and Healthy Students; Development of Infection 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Identifying and Managing Bullying

Bullying creates emotional distress. This lesson covers how a classroom teacher can spot bullying and mitigate the emotional risk for students. Additional lesson topics: Types of bullying; Identifying and addressing bullying; How Teachers Can Spot Bullies in the Classroom 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Classroom Culture

Similar to Lesson 4, but instead of physical safety, this section focuses on emotional and intellectual safety in the classroom. Additional lesson topics: Classroom Decorations Oriental Training ; How to Get Students to Talk in Class; Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Decorations; Big List of Classroom Discussion Strategies 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Signs and Symptoms of Common Learning Disabilities and Other Disorders

This is a general overview of typical signs and symptoms that accompany common learning disabilities, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and dyslexia. It includes a discussion of how to report concerns--gathering evidence to present to the school psychologist or parents, never diagnosing, etc. Additional lesson topics: 5 Most Common Learning Disabilities; ADHD Health Center; What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Environmental Safety for Children with Disabilities and Emotional and Behavioral Disorder

This lesson reviews general considerations like having a visible whiteboard or projector to always have a visual available plus some specific considerations for children with learning disabilities or physical disabilities. Additional lesson topics: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in the Classroom 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Nutrition (Part 1): Understanding the Basic Concepts of Foods and Essential Nutrients

This lesson is an overview of nutrition and why it is important to overall health Additional lesson topics: How to Explain Basic Nutrition Concepts; Childhood Nutrition Facts 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Nutrition (Part 2): What Do Children Need?

This lesson addresses the specific nutritional needs of children and how to encourage good nutrition in students Additional lesson topics: Schools Embrace Proven Strategies to Promote Students’ Healthy Eating; Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet; What can I do as a teacher or school to encourage healthy eating habits and to be active? 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Safety with Technology and Social Media

This lesson discusses how to teach students about the risks of technology and social media, and also how to talk about responsible use. It covers how technology can affect the physical, emotional, and intellectual safety of children. Additional lesson topics: Technology in the Classroom in : Several Pros and Cons 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Planning for Children's Health and Safety Education

This lesson covers strategies for conveying this information to children. These topics can be sensitive like bullying, loneliness, obesity, etc., and instruction must be planned carefully. 78 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Child Safety for Teachers
Course Number: 9770583
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (122 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: February 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.9 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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