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Pennsylvania: Child Abuse, Recognition, and Reporting for Mandated Reporters

Pennsylvania: Child Abuse, Recognition, and Reporting for Mandated Reporters

Pennsylvania: Child Abuse, Recognition, and Reporting for Mandated Reporters

Fran Laughton, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP And Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Fran Laughton, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP And Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
on behalf of ATrain Education

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Launch date: 23 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 04 Apr 2017

Reference: 175569

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

This online course is for healthcare providers and other professionals in Pennsylvania who are mandated to report suspected child abuse under Act 31. It begins with historical information about child abuse recognition in the United States and continues with a description of child welfare and child protective services in Pennsylvania. Child abuse is defined, along with its components and categories. The reporting process is described, as well as responsibilities of mandated reporters, permissive reporters, reasonable cause, and penalties for failing to report. The course describes indicators of child abuse, sexual abuse or exploitation, serious mental injury and serious physical neglect. It concludes with information about the prevention of child abuse.

Objectives

Objectives
Relate the name of one of the first people to bring a charge of child abuse before the courts in the United States.

Describe two differences between child protective services and general protective services in Pennsylvania.

State the components of child abuse.

State the categories of child abuse under Pennsylvania law.

Identify two responsibilities each for mandated and permissive reporters.

Define reasonable cause as it relates to the reporting of child abuse.

Relate two indicators each of child abuse, sexual abuse or exploitation, serious mental injury, and serious physical neglect.

Describe the main protective factors that have been linked to a lower incidence of child abuse and neglect.
Fran Laughton, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP And Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

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Fran Laughton, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP And Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
on behalf of ATrain Education

Fran Laughton is a nurse practitioner who earned an RN from City College of San Francisco, a BSN from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and an MSN from Sonoma State University. Fran Laughton is the co-founder, assistant director, and clinical coordinator for the Registered Nursing program at Mendocino College in Ukiah, California. She has classroom and clinical content certification by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing in Medical-Surgical, Psychiatry, Maternal/Child, Pediatrics, and Pharmacology, and is the lead instructor for these content areas. In addition, Fran is in private practice as a family nurse practitioner

Lauren Robertson earned a BA in Biology from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California at San Francisco. Lauren is the founder and co-owner of ATrain Education (atrainceu.com) and she has written or co-written more than two hundred courses on a wide range of topics for her continuing education website. She is certified as a trainer on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 3.00 Hours

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