Course Description

Preventing child abuse is everyone's responsibility. This includes law enforcement personnel, educational personnel, medical personnel as well as family, friends, and neighbors. Child Abuse education is important so that students may recognize various aspects of child abuse, including neglect, sexual and physical abuse, and other forms of maltreatment.

This course helps students understand the typical profiles of child abusers as well as the definitions of various forms and aspects of neglect and abuse. Repercussions for failure to report suspected neglect or child abuse of any form may be punishable by civil or criminal liabilities. Who is required to report child abuse as well as the guidelines and protocols for reporting are addressed in these lessons.
 
 
Law-enforcement personnel are required to initiate investigations following jurisdictional procedure and protocol. Prosecutors are required to ensure that evidence is admissible in a court of law and that child abuse investigations are completed in a timely manner and as thoroughly as possible. Methods of interviewing children as well adults or suspects are included in this course.

Education and child abuse law enforcement procedures, investigative techniques, filing report guidelines and how surveillance is used to find and charge a suspect are all parts of a child abuse investigation that require teamwork. Learn how to recognize forms of abuse and understand child abuse cases, from crime scene investigation and preserving evidence to charging sexual or physical abuse reports and interrogating a suspect. Preventing child abuse is everyone's responsibility – learn how to spot it and how to stop it.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe how to profile child abusers.
  • Define child abuse and neglect.
  • Recognize the basic signs of child abuse.
  • Assess signs of abuse.
  • Describe Munchausen's by Proxy.
  • Describe reporting procedures and responsibilities for child abuse.
  • Summarize Child Abuse Law Enforcement Procedures.
  • Describe the investigative process for child abuse.
  • Describe how to interview children regarding abuse.
  • Describe ways and responses when confronting a suspect.
  • Describe methods of interviewing parents.
  • Describe ways to protect children from child abuse.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Motives for Taking this Course 2 points
Lesson 1 Exam 6 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam 7 points
Lesson 4 Exam 9 points
Lesson 5 Exam 9 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Exam 7 points
Lesson 8 Exam 10 points
Lesson 9 Exam 10 points
Lesson 10 Exam 9 points
Lesson 11 Exam 7 points
Lesson 12 Exam 8 points
Lesson 13 Exam 8 points
Lesson 14 Exam 9 points
Lesson 15 Exam 9 points
Lesson 16 Exam 10 points
Lesson 17 Exam 8 points
Lesson 18 Exam 8 points
Lesson 19 Exam 8 points
Lesson 20 Exam 9 points
The Final Exam 80 points
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