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Child Maltreatment Identification CORE 3.0 eLearning

Level: Line Worker CORE

Credits: 1.5

Intended Audience: This course is intended for new child welfare workers and meets the state requirements for Line Worker CORE version 3.0 Assessment Block.

Description of Course: This is an interactive eLearning course that focuses on identifying child physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse and sexual abuse and exploitation.

Intended Objectives: After completing this course the trainee will be able to:

  • Identify indicators of:
    • Neglect
    • Emotional abuse
    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Sexual exploitation
  • Identify associated sections of the W&I Code Section 300 (a)-(j)
  • Identify the legal bases for identifying neglect and emotional abuse
  • Value making decision consistent with the legal definitions described in the Penal Code and W&I Code Section 300 (a)-(j)
  • Identify how cultural factors can affect identification of child maltreatment
  • Identify the impact of family roles and interactions on identification of sexual abuse

Topics Include:

  • Identifying Maltreatment
  • How is Child Abuse Legally Defined
  • Identifying Neglect
  • Elements Linked to Neglect
  • Identifying Emotional Abuse
  • Elements Linked to Emotional Abuse
  • Types of Injuries
  • Identifying Physical Abuse
  • Consulting with Medical Staff
  • Culture, Bias and Identifying Physical Abuse
  • Identifying Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual abuse Investigations
  • Environmental Factors and Culture as Related to Sexual Abuse
  • Critical Thinking and Sexual Abuse
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