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Attn Pennsylvania: This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Children, Youth and Families Bureau of Policy, Programs and Operations in accordance with Act 31 of 2014 entitled "PA Child Abuse Reporting" with Course Number: HTI00001 and Provider License Number Issued By DOS: CACE000063.
In order to report your taking this course to meet your requirement, the PA State requires us to ask for the last four digits of your Social Security Number as well as your Birthdate. If you do not provide this information, we assume that you do not wish to have these hours reported to the PA State. If you wish to provide your information and you were unable to enter your information, please contact and provide the requested information.
Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd, Director Continuing Education.

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 2 CE credits is issued to you. Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd
Course Reviewed 2023

Course Articles:
Section 1 & Question 1
--Description of Child Welfare
Section 2 & Question 2
--Child Protective Services vs. General Protective Services
Section 3 & Question 3
--Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect
Section 4 & Question 4
--Provisions and Responsibilities for Reporting Suspected Child      Abuse
Section 5 & Question 5
--Mandated Reporters
Section 6 & Question 6
--Reporting Process
Section 7 & Question 7
--Recognition of Child Abuse i.e. Indicators

Section 8 & Question 8
--Act 115 of 2016: Human Trafficking

Section 9 & Question 9
--Act 54 of 2018: Mandatory Notification of Substance Exposed Infants by Health Care Providers & Plan of Safe Care

Section 10 & Question 10
--Act 88 of 2019 Update: Penalties for Failure to Report

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(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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