Child Abuse: Prevention
Your first responsibility is to keep children safe from harm. In this course, you will learn important strategies for preventing child abuse and neglect. These include learning about typical child development and realistic expectations for preschool children, helping children express their emotions appropriately in order to solve social problems, responding positively to challenging behavior, and ensuring the safety of your program space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.