Recognizing, Reporting, and Preventing Child Abuse

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Welcome to the training on Recognizing, Reporting, and Preventing Child Abuse provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Goals

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other health-care professionals who care for pediatric and adolescent patients to recognize, report, and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between the types of child abuse.
  2. Specify the consequences of child abuse and neglect.
  3. Interpret the risk factors for child abuse and neglect.
  4. Distinguish between the signs of various types of child abuse.
  5. Distinguish normal developmental behaviors from sexually reactive behaviors exhibited by children who have been abused.
  6. Apply ethical principles for deciding whether to report suspected abuse or neglect.
  7. Determine when Texas law requires reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
  8. Select an appropriate way to introduce risk factor screening to patients and families.
  9. Recommend resources that promote positive parenting.

All data presented in the module reflect the most recent year for available data.

This module includes a pre-test, post-test, and course evaluation. You must take the pre-test before beginning the course. After completing the course, you must take a post-test and score at least 75 percent to pass. After passing the post-test and completing the course evaluation, you will be able to print a certificate of completion.


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