Identifying injuries which tend to be seen prior to, or along with, serious physical abuse can help us identify children who are unsafe, and sometimes prevent disastrous consequences. You will learn about these injuries, called “Sentinel Injuries,” as well as injuries that are more common in childhood and don’t typically raise concern for abuse. You will practice differentiating between the two using many different scenarios. Lastly, you will learn more about how to collaborate with key partners, particularly medical professionals, in response to your concerns related to an observed mark or injury.
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:
- Intro to Physical Abuse and MedCon
- Basics of Photographic Documentation
- Limited English Proficiency
- Physical Abuse: Sentinel Injuries
- Physical Abuse: Serious Physical Abuse
Staff newly hired into afterhours, or those who have not been able to attend training specific to afterhours work in the past.
DCYF staff can register for Afterhours Core 2.2 Physical Abuse: Sentinel Injuries through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact DCYF.LearningCenter@dcyf.wa.gov.
Other workforce members can request registration for this course using the Alliance External Registration form. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.