In this session, you will learn about indicators and dynamics of serious physical abuse which produces injuries that require medical care and can cause long-term consequences or death. This includes strangulation, abdominal injuries, abusive head trauma, burns, and fractures. You will learn about identifying injuries or patterns that are related to each. You will have a chance to apply this information to scenarios and discuss the best ways to move forward in situations when serious physical abuse is suspected.
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 and 2.2 will not be allowed to participate in 2.3.
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 2.3 Physical Abuse: Serious Physical Abuse 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.