Pennsylvania Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting - 3 Hours



This course (Pennsylvania Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in accordance with ACT 31 of 2014) is developed to better prepare healthcare and non-healthcare professionals who are considered mandated reporter to recognize and report child abuse, child maltreatment, and child neglect.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to learn:

  • Describe child abuse and neglect reported to child protective services agencies in the United States and Pennsylvania.
  • Describe child welfare in Pennsylvania.
  • Differentiate between Child Protective Services (CPS) and General Protective Services (GPS).
  • Define child abuse components, categories, and exclusions.
  • Recognize indicators of physical abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse, trafficking, physical neglect, and abandonment of an infant.
  • List provisions and responsibilities for reporting suspected child abuse.
  • Explain the mandated reporters’ Right-to-Know.
  • Recognizing and responding to victims’ disclosures.
  • List health care provider’s responsibility of mandatory notification of substance exposed infants (act 54 of 2018 update)
  • List penalties for failure to report (act 88 of 2019 update)
  • Identify the reporting process for suspected child abuse, including protections for reporters and penalties for failure to report.


Contact Hours:  3 Hours

Fee: $20 / Participant

Authors: Steven Leonard, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW, Kathy Harkins, BS, MSW, Juanita Holliman, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD

Activity Type: Knowledge-Based Home Study

Instructional Methods:  Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test)

Target Audience: Mandated Reports, Healthcare/Non-Healthcare Professionals, and Funeral Directors

Approved By: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) – Approval

Pennsylvania Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting CE Provider Number: CACE000073

Program Number: CAPR000071 | CE Course #: BS000002

Reporting to Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS)/Board: Biologix Solutions submit attendance/participation records electronically to Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) Licensing System within 24 hours of completion.

Course Completion Certificate :  A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (PDF) Certificate By Email.

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AGD PACE Subject Code: 155 – Child Abuse Identification & Reporting

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