This course is designed to meet the requirements of biennial licensure renewal for healthcare licensees in Pennsylvania. Content includes the nature of the child welfare system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the aspects of child abuse in Pennsylvania law, potential indicators of child abuse, the provisions and responsibilities for reporting suspected child abuse, and how to make appropriate referrals to the child welfare system.
Please Note: Applicants for initial PA licensure should contact their licensing board for resources for the required 3-hour mandated reporter training.
Course created on July 17, 2018
- Describe the child welfare system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Define the aspects of child abuse in Pennsylvania law.
- Identify potential indicators of child abuse.
- Describe the provisions and responsibilities for reporting suspected child abuse.
- Describe how to make appropriate referrals to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's ChildLine.
|5-20 Minutes||Introduction and review of Pennsylvania's child welfare/child protective services system|
|20-50 Minutes||Review of the nature of child abuse and neglect|
|50-90 Minutes||Provisions and responsibilities for reporting suspected child abuse|
|90-110 Minutes||Review of case examples and outcomes|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
David W. Stein, Ph.D., is Professor and Program Director of the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. He is past president of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and was previously a member of the Legislative Council of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In composing this presentation, his role is that of a license holder as a speech-language pathologist. He is not representing the Board of Examiners, the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, or the Pennsylvania Department of State.
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Pennsylvania Abuse Education
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has approved this course on child abuse recognition and reporting in accordance with Act 31 of 2014 entitled "Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters." This course is approved for 2 hours of training and may be provided to mandated reporters, healthcare professionals licensed under the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
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