Complete Your CE Test Online - Click Here Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Pennsylvania 2 Contact Hours Release Date: 3/10/2017 Expiration Date: 3/10/2020 Faculty Wade Lijewski, PhD Dr. Lijewski obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Michigan State University and later went on to obtain his Master of Science degree in Psychology and Doctorate in Psychology with a major in Organizational Psychology through Walden University. Dr. Lijewski has served in various leadership roles within the field of child welfare for over 15 years. He currently serves as regional director of quality management for a statewide child welfare agency in Florida. Content reviewer June D. Thompson, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAEN Audience This course meets the mandatory requirements for nurses responsible for recognizing and reporting child abuse in Pennsylvania. Purpose statement Child abuse and neglect remains a significant problem for us all in the United States as well as Pennsylvania. Approximately 3.4 million children in the U.S. were the subjects of at least one report (HHS,2015 Child Maltreatment Report). In Pennsylvania alone, there were 40,590 reports of suspected child and student abuse in 2015, which is an increase of 11,317 reports from the previous year (Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Annual Child Protective Services Report 2015). This course provides the details of the identification, assessment and reporting of child abuse and meets the state’s continuing education requirements related to the same. Learning objectives Š Š Recognize possible clinical, behavioral, and physical indicators of suspected child abuse and neglect. Š Š Explain criteria of mandated reporters in accordance with Pennsylvania law. Š Š Evaluate situations to determine whether there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or neglect. Š Š Apply the updated requirements and protocol for reporting child abuse or neglect. Š Š Describe the reporting procedure. Š Š Describe the scope of human trafficking and identify human trafficking victims at risk. How to receive credit ● ● Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time. ● ● Depending on your state requirements you will asked to complete either: ○ ○ An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity. ○ ○ A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. ● ● Provide required personal information and payment information. ● ● Complete the MANDATORY Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation. ● ● Print your Certificate of Completion. Accreditations and approvals Elite is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Individual state nursing approvals In addition to states that accept ANCC, Elite is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by: Alabama, Provider #ABNP1418 (valid through March 1, 2021); California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP15022; District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-4007; Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #50-4007; Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider #50-4007; and Kentucky Board of Nursing, Provider #7-0076 (valid through December 31, 2019). Activity director June D. Thompson, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAEN, Lead Nurse Planner Disclosures Resolution of Conflict of Interest In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity. nursing.elitecme.com Page 1