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Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect – 4 CE

Activity Overview

This course will define what a mandatory reporter is required to do if they suspect child abuse, and what steps will be taken after they make their report.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify and define the four major types of maltreatment
  2. Discuss how and why state laws may differ from Federal law and how this ultimately affects children and their caregivers
  3. Examine and reflect upon the larger costs of abuse for children, families, and society at large
  4. Provide examples of how and why social services may not be able to react to abuse — even when there’s legitimate concern
  5. Give specific signs and symptoms of the different types of abuse
  6. Name the organizations that can assist those who suspect child abuse and describe their main purpose
  7. State which organization you’re expected to call if you suspect abuse
  8. Understand the general characteristics and stressors of families and parents that may engage in child abuse
  9. Talk about the education and skills that caseworkers need in order to follow-up and investigate claims

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



4.0 Contact Hours



Target Audience

Advanced Practice RN
Certified Master Social Worker
Certified Nursing Assistant
Dental Professionals
Licensed Practical Nurse
Licensed Social Worker
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Registered Nurse

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Provider No. 50-20641
AGD No. 386503
CA BRN No. 2020138
CE Broker No. 20-762844
GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268


Jaimini Patel, RPH, PHD, MBA



Accreditation Statement

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.

Start Date: 07/14/2022
Expiration Date: 07/14/2025

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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