Pennsylvania Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training


Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law was enacted to encourage the reporting of suspected child abuse and to ensure that county protective service agencies quickly investigate reports and protect children from further abuse. Certain adults--known as mandated reporters--are required to make a report when they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is a victim of abuse. All health-related licensees and certificate holders are considered mandated reporters, including funeral directors.

This course takes an in-depth look at the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law, the components of child abuse, and the requirements and responsibilities for reporting suspected child abuse. It explains who must report and examines the reporting procedures that must be followed. The course also presents reporting scenarios and highlights the warning signs of child abuse.

This course has been approved to meet Pennsylvania's two-hour child abuse recognition and reporting training requirement.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • describe the operation of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • compare child protective services with general protective services
  • explain the terms used in identifying and handling child abuse cases
  • identify mandated reporters and their responsibility for reporting suspected cases of child abuse
  • discuss the reporting process and reporting procedures
  • explain the penalties for failure to report
  • identify child abuse indicators

Designed For

Funeral professionals in Pennsylvania who must take a two-hour child abuse recognition and reporting CE course every renewal cycle

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