This curriculum is designed for Texas organizations seeking training for professionals working with children on a regular basis. Utilizing a video-based format, the Recognizing and Reporting curriculum educates child-serving professionals or volunteers on the basic issues of child abuse, how to recognize physical and behavioral signs of the varying forms of child abuse, and how to make a report.
This course includes:
- Module: Recognizing Child Abuse
- Module: Reporting Child Abuse
- Training Certificate
This course is divided into two sections and covers the following objectives:
Recognizing Child Abuse
- The realities of child abuse detailing the prevalence of abuse in all communities, who perpetrators are, and how they gain access to children through a process called grooming.
- The legal definitions of child abuse, assuring that those in the community can recognize abusive situations as determined by law.
- Signs and symptoms of sexual, physical, emotional abuse, neglect and domestic violence, as well as their effects on children.
Reporting Child Abuse
- How to communicate with a child who makes a disclosure.
- The importance of making a report.
- How to make a report and how to overcome one’s fears/barriers around reporting.
- Policies within child-serving organizations that need to exist to minimize the potential for abuse.
- What an advocacy center does and its unique role in the community.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate- Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
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