Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect: Identification and Reporting


The purpose of this activity is to:

  1. Provide professionals with information so that they can identify child abuse and maltreatment and report it to the appropriate agency; and
  2. Meet the mandatory requirement for licensure.

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the scope of the problem of child abuse.
  • Identify the legal definitions of child abuse and maltreatment/neglect in New York State.
  • Describe possible indicators, physical and behavioral, of child abuse and maltreatment/neglect.
  • Describe the perpetrators of child abuse and maltreatment/neglect.
  • Evaluate situations to determine whether there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or maltreatment/neglect.
  • State the criteria for reporting child abuse or maltreatment/neglect.
  • Describe the reporting procedure.
  • Describe the legal framework for the New York State Child Protective System.
  • State how the New York State Infant Abandonment Law impacts mandated reports.

Author and planners of this educational activity attest to no conflicts of interest in the development of this course.  They report no relevant financial relationships, and there is no off-label use of products in this course.  No commercial support or sponsorship was accepted in the development of this course. Accreditation does not imply endorsement of products by Access Continuing Education, Inc. or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Approved By: The New York State Education Department has approved Access Continuing Education, Inc. as a provider of the New York State mandated course on Child Abuse for all licensed professions in New York State.
Author: Silvia Y. Beaupre, MS, RN, CS, NP, PMHNP-BC
Cost: $30.00 ($40.00 CME Credit Course) *NOTE: If your association, employer, or organization is paying for this course, and you log in utilizing the correct procedure provided by your association/employer/organization, you will not be charged upon completion of the test. Be sure to check with your association/employer/organization for the correct login procedure.
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Upon successful completion of this course your Certificate of Completion is immediately available for you to print AND we electronically transfer your completion information to the NYS State Education Department daily at 4:00PM EST. There is no need for you to mail your certificate; we do it for you electronically!

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