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The purpose of this course is to provide information and training on child abuse for those who work in healthcare, residential care and child care facilities.


At the conclusion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Describe situations in which mandated reporters must report suspected cases of child abuse or maltreatment.
  • Describe what constitutes “reasonable cause to suspect” that a child has been abused or maltreated.
  • Outline the proper procedure for making a report of suspected child abuse.
  • List what actions certain mandated reporters may take to protect a child in addition to filing a child abuse report.
  • Describe the legal protections afforded reporters and the consequences for failing to report.
  • Define what constitutes “abuse,” maltreatment,” and “neglect” according to New York State Family Court Act and Social Services Law.
  • Distinguish among various behavioral and environmental characteristics of abusive parents or caretakers.
  • Identify physical and behavioral indicators of physical abuse.
  • Identify physical and behavioral indicators of maltreatment and neglect.
  • Contrast the physical and behavioral indicators of sexual abuse.

This course is geared towards all healthcare professionals as well as community residents.

TIME: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

LOCATION: Queens Hospital Center

To register and for more information, contact the Department of Staff Education at (718) 883-3402.

Course fee: $56.00 -- Community residents and non-QHN providers


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