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Recognizing and Responding to Suspicions of Child Maltreatment

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At the end of this course you will understand:

  • The signs and symptoms of child maltreatment
  • North Carolina mandatory reporting laws*
  • The legal definitions of abuse and neglect*
  • How and where to make a referral of suspected child maltreatment
  • Barriers to reporting and some strategies for overcoming them
  • Where to find additional resources

*This course includes documentation for Senate Bills 537 and 199, and the 2018 Federal Law on Human Trafficking.

NEW USERS:  Begin with the first Topic below. As you progress, each Topic will receive a check. When you’ve completed all of the Topics, you can take the quiz. Time to complete is approximately 2 hours.

RETURNING USERS:  If you are required to take this course on a regular basis (yearly, or to begin a new job), you can clear your progress at any time by clicking the reset button (visible below ONLY if you have at least started the course). You will receive a newly dated certificate on completion. USE WITH CAUTION: This will DELETE any previous certificates you’ve earned for this course.