New Course from ChildCare Education Institute on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to introduce HLTH112: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse to the online child care training course catalog.

Child care professionals often find themselves on the front lines in the fight against child abuse and neglect. That is because, aside from family members, child care professionals are likely to spend more time with children than anyone else.  As a result, they are often in a position to identify possible signs of abuse and neglect. Moreover, aside from moral obligations, child care professionals are legally required to report suspected signs of maltreatment to the proper authorities.

It is also important for child care professionals to know what constitutes child maltreatment and preventative strategies because, unfortunately, they are sometimes reported as perpetrators. This is why ongoing training on this topic is essential for keeping children safe.  A caregiver might be the one that helps a child out of an abusive situation. Their actions will serve the child′s best interests and may save a life.  ECE professionals have the power to change all children′s lives, especially a neglected child who has experienced maltreatment.

This course covers important information about child maltreatment, including abuse and neglect. Throughout the course, students will learn about different types of child maltreatment, signs of abuse and neglect, and the behavioral, social, and emotional impact of maltreatment on children at different ages. Participants will also gain an understanding of their responsibilities as a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect.

“Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions, and at all levels of education,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.  “Therefore, all teachers and caregivers need to be aware of the signs and reporting procedures, no matter where they live or work.”

HLTH112: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse is a two-hour, beginner-level course and grants 0.2 IACET CEU upon successful completion.  Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can register for professional development courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account.  Users without subscriptions can purchase child care training courses as block hours through CCEI online enrollment.

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ChildCare Education Institute, LLC

ChildCare Education Institute®, a division of Excelligence Learning Corporation, provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, online daycare training and more. Over 150 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start Requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credentials.  CCEI, a Council for Professional Recognition CDA Gold Standard™ training provider, is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).