Child Abuse: Clinical, Ethical, & Legal Issues

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of child abuse among the American populace
  2. Describe the predisposing factors for child abuse
  3. Identify the categories of child abuse
  4. Recognize clinical signs observable on child abuse victims
  5. Recognize clinical findings and conditions that mimic child abuse
  6. Recognize typical behaviors of child abusers in the healthcare setting
  7. Discuss the ethical and legal implications of child abuse for healthcare practitioners
  8. Describe the impact of child abuse situations on healthcare practitioners

Pennsylvania license holders: We recommend you take the course offered by the University of Pittsburgh, done online at the following website: They will report your course completion electronically to the Pennsylvania Department of State professional licensing board.

To print certificates: Once all of the lessons are completed, you can return to the main course page or use the menu at the top Account > Courses and select Print Your Certificate.