Assessing Child Abuse and Neglect in Afterhours

This session orients participants to the definitions of child abuse and neglect in Washington state, as well as practical guidance and considerations specific to how you might identify and respond to various types of child maltreatment. Policy and practical considerations for photographing injuries and conditions in children are reviewed. We briefly discuss forensic interviewing, child advocacy centers, and how to respond to a spontaneous disclosure of sexual abuse or serious physical abuse. We review indicators and dynamics of child torture and distinguishing these dynamics from those more common with malnutrition or failure to thrive cases. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the importance of collaboration with community partners, particularly medical professionals and law enforcement.

Audience Description: 

Staff newly hired into afterhours or those in afterhours who have not participated in training.

Core Training
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Training Level: 
Social Workers
Is this course eligible for STARS credit?: 
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

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DCYF Alliance Assessing Child Abuse and Neglect in Afterhours

Tribal Workers, CWTAP Students, and new DCYF hires who don't have LMS access: Please register using this formĀ

Maestro Course Code: 110514

This Afterhours course is part of a four part series, which can be taken in any order. Click the links below to see information about the other courses:

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