Lesson 1 - Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect

Red flags for abuse and neglect are often identified by observing children’s behavior at school, recognizing physical signs, and observing family dynamics during routine interactions with parents. This lesson will provide information about and examples of red flags that may raise suspicions of child maltreatment specific to the educational environment.

Later lessons will discuss how to report.

At the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  1. Define physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect
  2. Be able to provide examples of the various types of abuse
  3. Be familiar with physical signs and behavioral indicators that should raise suspicion for possible child maltreatment

Vignettes will test your knowledge throughout the lessons, but are not part of your test or score.

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