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Attn California: This course is designed to comply with the CA requirement for 7 hours of Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting CE for first-time renewals.

Oklahoma Counselors and MFTs: This course has been submitted for approval to the Oklahoma Board. Once this course has been approved by the Oklahoma Board this notice will be removed. If you wish to take this course for CE credit now, you will need to submit it for approval to the Oklahoma Board or select another course which does not contain this notice.

Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 - Read Section 1 then Answer Question 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Test link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 and so on.

Step #2 - After completing and scoring the Test a Certificate granting 7 CE credits is issued to you. Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd
Course Reviewed 2023

Course Articles:
§1807.2. The coursework or training in child abuse assessment and reporting shall consist of not less than 7 classroom hours and shall include training in each of the subject areas described in Section 28 of the Code.
     (1) Include the study of the assessment and method of reporting of sexual           assault.
Section 1 & Question 1
--Assessment of the Child Welfare Services System
Section 2 & Question 2
--Child Sexual Assault Reporting Requirements
     (2) Assessment and method of reporting of neglect, severe neglect, and           general neglect.
Section 3 & Question 3

--Child Abuse and Neglect in California: Severe and General Neglect
     (3) Assessment and method of reporting of willful cruelty or unjustifiable           punishment.
Section 4 & Question 4

--Willful Cruelty or Unjustifiable Punishment of a Child
     (4) Assessment and method of reporting of corporal punishment or injury.
Section 5 & Question 5

--Corporal Punishment or Injury

     (5) Assessment and method of reporting of abuse in out-of-home care.
Section 6 & Question 6

--Abuse in Out-of-Home Care

     (6) Physical and behavioral indicators
Section 7 & Question 7

--Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect: Types of Abuse

Section 8 & Question 8
--Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect: Signs and Symptoms

Section 9 & Question 9
--Behavioural Consequences of Child Abuse

     (7) Crisis counseling techniques
Section 10 & Question 10

--Crisis Intervention in Child Abuse and Neglect

     (8) Community resources
Section 11 & Question 11

--Community Resources

     (9) Rights and responsibilities of reporting
Section 12 & Question 12

--Reporting Responsibilities in Child Abuse

Section 13 & Question 13
--Responsibilities of Mental Health Professional in Child Abuse and      Neglect

     (10) Consequences of failure to report
Section 14 & Question 14

--Penalties for Failure to Report and False Reporting of Child Abuse      and Neglect

     (11) Caring for a child's needs after a report is made and sensitivity to             previously abused children and adults
Section 15 & Question 15

--What Happens Once Abuse & Neglect is Reported?

     (12) Implications and methods of treatment for children and adults
Section 16 & Question 16

--CWS Program Performance and Policy Implications

Section 17 & Question 17
--Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect

Section 18 & Question 18
--Treatment Issues for Abused and Neglected Children and      Specialized Interventions

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CAMFT: Course Details in compliance with CAMFT Guidelines here.

Announcements that demonstrate compliance with all requirements
(CEPA Program Manual, Page 5-6)

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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

Accommodations for Disability ADA click here.

When and How Course Completion Certificates will be Awarded: Once you have passed the test with a score of 80% or higher, paid and completed evaluation; log into your User Account and your certificate is available for print or download. Your CE history is maintained in your account.

All activities within all of our courses are offered for continuing education credit.

"Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences."

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