Join Us for ACT 31 Mandated Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting 

Thursday, July 16, 2020




Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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This is an online, synchranous course via Blackboard Collaborate.


Salus University
Department of International and Continuing Education

Course Description: This 2 hour lecture provides the required training for  Pennsylvania license renewal for healthcare providers/teachers. The attendees will learn how to define child abuse, differentiate between acts and failure to act and the risk factors for child abuse. The description of a perpetrator, frequency and types of abuse will be discussed. The concept of children’s rights and red flags associated with child abuse will be defined. Medical child abuse will be defined and discussed. General Protective Services were differentiated from Child Protective Services. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s definition of a child will be explained. The terms mandated reporters and permissive reporters will be defined and their responsibilities outlined. A list of actions to avoid once a child discloses abuse will be presented. The concepts of privileged communications, exemption and substantiation will be defined and discussed. Lastly, case examples of management and prevention strategies will be presented.

Speaker:    Rachel Brackley, OD, FAAO

This 2 hour course fulfills the PA state requirements for licensure renewal but has not been accredited for continuing education for this particular offering. Relevant information on participants completing the training will be uploaded to the state of PA following the course completion.

Additional online offerings of this training will occur in the coming months that will fulfill the PA state requirements for licensure renewal and be offered for continuing education credit.