Afterhours Core 2.1 Physical Abuse: Critical Community Partners (eLearning)

In this course, you will learn more about how Washington State defines and responds to physical abuse.  You will learn about a program connecting DCYF staff to local physicians with expertise in child maltreatment (MedCon) and hear two doctors describe the program and their roles.  You will read the policy on photographic documentation and use a scenario to ensure that you understand how, why, and what to take pictures.  In addition, you will consider how you may work with law enforcement in responding to cases of suspected physical abuse. Lastly, you will consider what steps you are required to take to work effectively with people who are not proficient in spoken English and resources to support you.


Participants register separately for each part of the module but MUST complete each session within the module in order.  Participants who have not completed 2.1 will not be allowed to participate in 2.2.

Module 2 Physical Abuse includes:

2.1 eLearning

  • Intro to Physical Abuse and MedCon
  • Basics of Photographic Documentation
  • Limited English Proficiency

2.2 Webinar

  • Physical Abuse: Sentinel Injuries

2.3 Webinar

  • Physical Abuse: Serious Physical Abuse
Audience Description: 

Staff newly hired into afterhours, or those who have not been able to attend training specific to afterhours work in the past.

Delivery Method: 
Training Level: 
Social Workers
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

DCYF staff can register for Afterhours Core 2.1 Physical Abuse: Critical Community Partners through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact

Other workforce members can click the button below to take the eLearning course. You will need to create a training profile account if you do not already have one Use this if you are CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, and Judicial Personnel (incl. CASA/GAL). For help with this webform, please contact Alliance Support via