ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, online child care training institution, offers new users the opportunity to try online learning by taking the course CCEI112A: Child Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Reporting Requirements for Early Childhood Professionals at no cost in July, in recognition of National Make a Difference to Children Month.
Child care professionals are mandated reporters, meaning they are legally responsible for identifying and reporting signs of child abuse and neglect. In order to uphold their duties, teachers and caregivers must receive adequate training on appropriate practices for identifying signs of maltreatment. Course participants will learn about the four major categories of abuse, along with the signs, symptoms, and examples of each type of abuse, as well as basic procedures and responsibilities when a suspicion of abuse arises.
“Child abuse is a horrifying issue, but unfortunately it is an issue that many early care providers will have to confront at some point,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Early detection and reporting by responsible, knowledgeable adults can prevent long-term psychological, emotional, and physical damage, and it might even save a child’s life.”
CCEI112A is available to new CCEI users as a trial course for the month of July and awards 0.1 CEU upon successful completion. Users with an existing CCEI account who do not have an active, annual subscription may purchase this course through online enrollment.