Supporting Service Providers in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Updated)

$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning

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CE Course Description

The consequences of child abuse and neglect ripple across the lifespan, negatively impacting a child’s chances to succeed in school, work, and relationships.  This CE course aims to support community-based child abuse prevention professionals who work to prevent child maltreatment and promote well-being.  Sample scenarios are used to illustrate how multiple protective factors supports and strengthen families who are experiencing stress.

Author:  Child Welfare Information Gateway.  (2018).  2018 Prevention Resource Guide: Keeping Children Safe and Families Strong in Supportive Communities.  Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Conclude when parents may feel more comfortable voicing concerns and exploring solutions.

2.  Define caregiver protective capacity and differentiate it from protective factors.

3.  Describe the best way for a father to let their children know that he loves them.

4.  Identify when a family is said to have “financial stability.”

5.  List the ten protective factors with the strongest evidence for the Administration on Children, Youth and Families populations.

6.  Provide the symptoms of the four different types of maltreatment.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Strengthening Individuals, Families, and Communities

a.  Protective Factors

b.  Implementing a Protective Factors Approach

2.  Working With Families Using the Protective Factors

a.  Nurturing and Attachment

b.  Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

c.  Parental Resilience

d.  Social Connections

e.  Concrete Support for Families

f.  Social and Emotional Competence of Children

g.  Questions to Ask to Explore Protective Factors With Caregivers

h.  Protective Factors in Practice

3.  Using Protective Factors as a Framework for Your Community Partnership

a.  Working Successfully With Community Partners

b.  Tips for Working With Specific Groups

c.  Building Partnerships Through Media

4.  Protecting Children

a.  Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

b.  Adverse Childhood Experiences and Well-Being

c.  Working With Parents Who Have a History of Trauma

d.  Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families

e.  Human Trafficking of Children

5.  Tip Sheets for Parents and Caregivers



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2023 - 01/03/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 2.00 'General' continuing education credits.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course is CAADE approved.


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Added On: 2018-01-01

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