Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse - TEXAS Edition- Updated 2018

6 modules


Course Length
45 mins

Dianna Smoot

15 Nov 2018



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: 

  • Pre-test
  • Module: Recognizing Child Abuse 
  • Module: Reporting Child Abuse 
  • Post-Test 
  • 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

Learning Credits

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Why Learn?
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Keeping Your Children Safe
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Talking with Children
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Post- Test
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Added 8 days ago, by Anonymous
This video does not clearly address some of the very specific questions on the quiz.
Added 13 days ago, by Yulanda
Added 15 days ago, by Kids
Very thorough and hits on empowering the child in this day and age. Thank you for all you do DCAC!
Added 16 days ago, by Anna
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Added 29 days ago, by Travis
I thought the course was helpful and informative, but the testing process leaves much to be desired. Many of the questions were worded poorly, and there was much content that was not covered in the curriculum that was on the test.
Added about 1 month ago, by Bailey
Added about 1 month ago, by Ashley
Great information, engaging and easy to follow.

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