Child Abuse Identification and Reporting: Iowa Training for Mandatory Reporters


Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the scope of the problem of child abuse.
  • Identify the legal definitions of categories of child abuse in Iowa.
  • Describe possible indicators, physical and behavioral, of the categories of child abuse.
  • Describe the perpetrators of child abuse and maltreatment/neglect.
  • Evaluate situations to determine if a report of child abuse should be made.
  • State the criteria for reporting the categories of child abuse.
  • Describe the reporting procedure.
  • Discuss the process that the Department of Human Services uses to evaluation whether or not child abuse occurred.
  • Explore possible outcomes and services for cases of child abuse.
  • State how the Iowa Safe Haven for Newborns law impacts mandated reports.

Author and planners of this educational activity attest to no conflicts of interest in the development of this course. They report no relevant financial relationships, and there is no off-label use of products in this course. No commercial support or sponsorship was accepted in the development of this course. Accreditation does not imply endorsement of products by Access Continuing Education, Inc. or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Approved By: State of Iowa, Department of Public Health, Abuse Education Review Panel, Approval #2431
CE Credits: 4.0 Contact Hours; credit available until ***WE ARE AWATING RE-APPROVAL FOR THIS COURSE. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON****

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Author: Silvia Y. Beaupre, MS, RN, CS, NP, PMHNP-BC
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