Child Abuse: Prevention

Lessons

  • 1

    Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect in Family Child Care Settings

    Abuse and neglect can happen anywhere. Unfortunately, this also includes child-development programs. This lesson will help you understand the risks of child abuse and neglect in family child care settings. It will also explain the protective factors that can help minimize the risk.

    This lesson is estimated to take 30 minutes to complete.
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  • 2

    Understanding Development: Infants Through School-Agers

    Understanding child development is a protective factor against child abuse and neglect. In this lesson, you will learn about typical development. You will also learn developmentally appropriate expectations for children’s behavior.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
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  • 3

    Promoting Children's Social Skills and Emotional Competence

    Social and emotional competence of children is a protective factor in preventing child abuse and neglect. In this lesson, you will learn strategies for promoting children’s social skills and emotional competence.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
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  • 4

    Responding To Behavior That Challenges

    All of us experience challenging behavior in our programs at one time or another. It is important to be prepared to respond positively and appropriately. This lesson will introduce you to positive guidance techniques. It will also help you recognize discipline or punishment procedures that are never acceptable in your family child care home.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
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  • 5

    Making Your Family Child Care Home a Safe Place For Children

    Your program is committed to protecting children from harm. In this lesson, you will learn about ways you can promote safety in your family care setting. You will also learn about policies and procedures that can prevent child abuse and neglect in the care settings.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
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