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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.
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Child Abuse InvestigationIt is up to the adults to protect the innocents and recognize the dangers that harm them as well is report such conditions to the proper authorities.
Lesson 2: Profiling Child AbusersChild abusers come in all shapes and sizes and can be either male or female, young or old. They also come from a wide variety of social status environments and structures.
Lesson 3: Defining Child Abuse and NeglectToday there are different categories of abuse, and each initiates its own type of investigation.
Lesson 4: Recognizing the Basic Signs of Child AbuseWhile there are various and basic indicators of abuse that should be recognized, these alone do not constitute abuse.
Lesson 5: Assessing Signs of AbuseProfessionals and nonprofessionals should be able to spot the signs of abuse in order to assess the situation in conjunction with other bits and pieces of evidence, including witness statements and victim statements.
Lesson 6: Understanding Munchausen Syndrome by ProxyThis is a condition that finds an adult planning, perpetrating, and lying about illness or injuries suffered by a child for the sake of gaining attention.
Lesson 7: Who Is Required to Report Child Abuse?Child abuse reports can originate from a wide variety of people, from the children who are experiencing it to the family members who suspect child abuse and even those who have witnessed events that suggest a strong suspicion of any type or form of child
Lesson 8: Repercussions: Failure to Report and Protecting ReportersVarious procedures have been designed to help those in the professional fields, as well as citizens, to offer guidance in making a child abuse report.
Lesson 9: Child Abuse Law Enforcement ProceduresGuidelines help law enforcement personnel make sure that laws, regulations, and statutes are met in order to protect not only suspected child abusers, but their victims and other family members throughout the investigation process.
Lesson 10: The Investigative ProcessThe most important aspect of a primary investigative or forensic interview is to be able to obtain and preserve the information that the victim alone is able to provide.
Lesson 11: Interviewing ChildrenThe interview process for children contains several different factors that need to be followed, or at least to offer guidelines for a successful interview.
Lesson 12: Alternative Investigation TechniquesBasic techniques and protocol involved in any child abuse investigation case include the taking of photographs, gathering witness statements, and interviewing victims, family members, and suspects.
Lesson 13: Confronting a SuspectThe most powerful piece of evidence in any successful conclusion of a child abuse case is the admittance of guilt by a suspect.
Lesson14: Child Abuse Crime Scene InvestigationWhen searching for evidence at the scene of a crime where a homicide or child abuse has occurred, law enforcement officials must adhere to applicable laws of search and seizure.
Lesson 15: Child Death InvestigationsIt often is difficult to get to the bottom of the truth in such situations. Investigators use protocol in each situation.
Lesson 16: Teachers and Child AbuseSchool districts around the United States have tried to develop protocol and guidelines in order to educate teachers, teachers' aides, and other school personnel about the signs and symptoms of child abuse.
Lesson 17: Interviewing ParentsDetectives, police officers, and child protective services personnel need to try to put emotion aside and gain the most information from parents as possible in these situations in order to initiate a productive investigative process.
Lesson 18: Charging a Sexual Abuse CaseThe standards for prosecuting a sexual child abuse case differ by state, but in most cases follow a fairly general protocol.
Lesson 19: Charging Physical Abuse or HomicideVarious considerations will determine how a crime is charged, including whether it was deliberate, accidental, depraved, or willful.
Lesson 20: Protecting the ChildrenKnowing the warning signs is the first step toward protecting children, regardless of circumstance.
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Learning OutcomesBy 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, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
|Importance of Child Abuse Investigation||Assignment||25|
|Lesson 1 Exam||Exam||6|
|Profiling Female, Male, and Adolescent Child Abusers||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 2 Exam||Exam||10|
|Types of Child Abuses||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 3 Exam||Exam||7|
|common Indicators of Physical and Sexual Abuse||Assignment||35|
|Lesson 4 Exam||Exam||9|
|Common Signs of Child Abuses||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 5 Exam||Exam||9|
|Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome||Assignment||25|
|Lesson 6 Exam||Exam||10|
|Responsibility to Report Child Abuse||Assignment||25|
|Lesson 7 Exam||Exam||7|
|Legal Liability of Child Abuse Reporters||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 8 Exam||Exam||10|
|Basics of the Child Abuse Investigation||Assignment||35|
|Lesson 9 Exam||Exam||10|
|Do's and Don'ts of Interviewing Children||Assignment||25|
|Interviewing Abused Children||Assignment||25|
|Lesson 10 Exam||Exam||9|
|Interviewing and Investigating Child Abuse||Assignment||35|
|Lesson 11 Exam||Exam||7|
|Techniques of Child Abuse Investigation||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 12 Exam||Exam||8|
|Interviewing and Interrogation||Assignment||35|
|Lesson 13 Exam||Exam||8|
|Child Abuse Crime Scene||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 14 Exam||Exam||9|
|Importance of Medical Records||Assignment||25|
|Lesson 15 Exam||Exam||9|
|Responsibilities of Teacher in Child Abuse Prevention||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 16 Exam||Exam||10|
|Guidelines for Interviewing Parents||Assignment||25|
|Lesson 17 Exam||Exam||8|
|Process for Charging a Child Abuse Case||Assignment||25|
|Lesson 18 Exam||Exam||8|
|Degrees of Child Abuse||Assignment||30|
|Lesson 19 Exam||Exam||8|
|Protect their Children from Offenders||Assignment||25|
|Lesson 20 Exam||Exam||9|
|The Final Exam||Exam||83|
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