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Learning Objectives

After completing this course you will learn to:

Chapters 1 and 2: Introduction and Abuse Is Abuse
1. Define and recognize various forms of child abuse.

Chapter 3: Physical Abuse and Neglect
2. Identify 14 "suspicious" injuries that may point toward physical abuse.

Chapters 4 and 6: Sexual Abuse & Recognizing the Abused Child
3. Recognize 13 specific behavioral patterns that may indicate child sexual abuse.

Chapter 5: Emotional Abuse
4. Identify 11 effects on children subjected to emotional abuse.

Chapter 6: Recognizing the Abused Child
5. Identify 11 traits that may indicate child abuse.

Chapter 7: Factors Influencing Child Abuse
6. Identify the presence of five factors in parents that may predispose them toward child abuse.

7. Recognize 6 common issues in an incestuous household.

Chapter 8: "Munchausen Syndrome"
8. Gather information to support a diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome.

Chapter 9: Taking Action
9. Identify 15 instances of reportable child abuse.

10. Recognize 7 signs of physical deprivation of a child.

11. Recognize 4 indications that may lead you to conclude that child abuse accusation is true.

12. Recognize 8 indications that may lead you to conclude that child abuse accusation is false.

Chapter 11: Everyone's Mission
13. Define the role of social work, teachers, day-care professionals and general public to prevent child 

Chapter 12: Help for the Abuser
14. Find help for the abuser.

Chapter 14: Healing the Child
15. Identify at least 6 processes for healing the abused child.

Chapter 15: Changing Role of Nursing
16. Define the role of nursing in child abuse instances.

Chapter 16: Legal Aspects of Child Abuse
17. Define legal aspects of child abuse.

Chapter 17: Child Abuse and the Court of Law
18. Explain the role played by courts in instances of child abuse.

Chapter 18: Statistics Known About Child Abuse
19. Provide referrals to families involved in child abuse.

Supplementary Reading
20. Explain to parents how words can hurt children.

21. List six things parents should never say to their children.

22. List 5 courses of action that may help a parent to break out of a vicious cycle of child abuse.