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Child Abuse: Identification & Reporting

Approximately 600,000 U.S. children are victims of child abuse or neglect each year. As a family child care provider, you are obligated to recognize, report, and prevent abuse and neglect. This course will help you recognize, report, and prevent child abuse that occurs in the home, in your program, and in other settings. You will learn about your legal and ethical obligation to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect, procedures for making a report, and important steps you can take to build resilience in yourself as well as in children and families.