Prevention of Child Maltreatment

$20.00 | CE Hours:4.00 | Intermediate

***This course will be expiring on 01/30/2022. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

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CE Course Description

The problems that children develop due to child abuse and neglect have negative impacts that ripple across the lifespan, affecting children’s chances to succeed in school, work, and relationships.  This CE course focuses on protective factors that build family strengths and promote optimal child and youth development in an effort to support social workers as they work with parents, caregivers, and their children to prevent child maltreatment and promote social and emotional well-being.

Author:  Chang, J.  (2015).  Making Meaningful Connections: 2015 Prevention Resource Guide.  Children's Bureau.  Administration on Children, Youth, and Families.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Name who are considered vulnerable populations.

2.  Evaluate the questions that the parent should be asked in order to explore how the parent observes and attends to the child.

3.  Compare and contrast the signs and symptoms of the different types of child maltreatment.

4.  Conclude three ways to promote bonding between parents and babies.

5.  Identify the most common risk factors for child abuse.

6.  Describe the goal of CDC’s Essentials for Childhood.


CE Outline with Main Points

1. Approaches to Promoting Well-Being

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.  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.  Making Meaningful Connections Through Media

4.  Protecting Children

a.  Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

b.  Working with Parents Who Have a History of Trauma

c.  Human Trafficking of Children

5.  Tip Sheets for Parents and Caregivers

a.  Keeping Your Family Strong

b.  Making Healthy Connections with Your Family

c.  Feeding Your Family

d.  Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

e.  Managing Stress

f.  Managing Your Finances

g.  Helping Your Child Heal from Trauma

h.  Human Trafficking: Protecting Our Youth

i.  Bonding with Your Baby

j.  Dealing with Temper Tantrums

k.  Parenting Your School-Age Child

l.  Connecting with Your Teen

m.  Teen Parents . . . You're Not Alone!

n.  Ten Ways to Be a Better Dad

o.  Raising Your Kin

p.  Support After an Adoption

q.  Military Families

r.  How to Develop Strong Communities

s.  Parenting Your Child with Developmental Delays and Disabilities

t.  Activity Calendar for Parents

u.  Activity Calendar for Programs

v.  Activity Calendar for Communities

6.  Resources



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
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

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


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2017-12-28

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