Nursing: Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Pennsylvania for Initial Licensure

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About the Course

Child abuse and neglect is a significant problem in the U.S. This course provides details for the identification, assessment, and reporting of child abuse and meets the mandatory Pennsylvania continuing education requirement for initial licensure for 3 contact hours on the subject of Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Recognize possible clinical, behavioral, and physical indicators of suspected child abuse and neglect.
  • Explain criteria of mandated reporters in accordance with Pennsylvania law.
  • Evaluate situations to determine whether there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or neglect.
  • Apply the updated requirements and protocol for reporting child abuse or neglect.
  • Describe the reporting procedure.
  • Describe the scope of human trafficking and identify human trafficking victims at risk.


About the Author:
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.

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