Child Abuse: Physical Abuse Awareness

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Child Abuse Physical Abuse Awareness

2 hours / .2 CEU

Tuition:  $21.00

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In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0202

CDA Competency: Safe and Healthy Environment [2 hours / .2 CEU]

Washington STARS Credit: Administration [2 hours]

Washington Core Competency: Content Area 5: Health, Safety and Nutrition  [2 hours]   

 > Early Care & Education Professionals [2 hours]

 > School-Age Professionals  [2 hours]

Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Health, Safety & Nutrition [2 hours]


Training Type: Annual Continuing Education

Training Delivery Method: Online

Cost: Fixed

Session Length: 2 Hours

Amount: $21.00

Session Level: 2

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the trainer/instructor: The student is encouraged to contact the trainer and other student support staff by email, Live Chat, phone for support and resources. Student support hours are 8 am until 9 pm, 7 days a week. Student forum and assignments provide the student with opportunities to share experiences, to engage with the trainer and other students, and to reflect on what they have learned. 

Audiences the training applies to: 

  • Administrators
  • Child Care Center
  • Head Start
  • Military
  • Tribal Nations
  • Family Home Child Care
  • Family, Friends & Neighbor
  • School-Age

Language(s) used in training: English

Content Focus Group:

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool Age Children
  • Pre-Kindergarten Children
  • School-Age Children
  • Special Needs
  • Parents
  • Administrators

Training Methods:

  • Audio-video with facilitation
  • Independent study with supervision

Description of Training Session: 

Physical abuse is a problem that affects children in every part of the world, and its prevalence is increasing. Parents and caregivers physically abuse children every day. Such abuse creates long-lasting physical and psychological damage that can affect children into adulthood.


Child care providers must be aware of the indicators and effects of physical abuse on children in order to protect them effectively. Recognizing abuse and intervening is critical because it can actually save a child’s life.


This course discusses physical abuse and describes risk factors that contribute to the abuse of children. It details indicators of physical abuse and discusses physical, psychological, behavioral, and societal consequences. This course also provides strategies to prevent physical abuse and offers alternatives to physical punishment.


Learning Objectives:

  • RECALL CAPTA's definition of physical abuse.
  • RECALL the federal government's definition of a child.
  • RECALL definitional standards for harm and endangerment related to physical abuse.
  • IDENTIFY risk factors that contribute to physical abuse.
  • IDENTIFY indicators of physical abuse.
  • RECALL physical, psychological, behavioral, and societal consequences of physical abuse.
  • IDENTIFY strategies to prevent physical abuse.
  • RECALL alternatives to physical punishment.


  • Introduction
  • Physical Abuse Background
  • Identifying Physical Abuse
  • Effects of Physical Abuse
  • Preventing Physical Abuse
  • Summary
  • End of Lesson Test 

This is a self-paced course that and can be saved and resumed during any point. Assessment question and answer sessions during the course monitor the students’ progress, and support the student’s progression, and learning objectives. There is a test at the end of each course. The questions on the test are completely based on the materials covered in the specific course. The student must get 70% or better to pass the test. If 70% is not achieved, then the training system automatically takes the student back through the course to review the materials that were missed on the test. The student is then returned to the test to try again for a second attempt if needed. 








CEU courses provided by Successful Solutions Professional Development LLC are offered in partnership with Smart Horizons, and  can be applied toward the educational requirements of a National CDA Credential or CDA Renewal as required by the Council for Professional Recognition.


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4) Check your email for instructions to start the training. You will receive an email with the word PASSWORD in the subject line. Click on the link in the email, and use the log-in credential provided to access the course.

5) Attention Mobile Device Users! This training cannot be done on a mobile device. Cell phones and tablets do not have the required software to run the online In-service courses. A computer with internet access is required to complete the online In-service training.

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8) Cancellations and refunds requested within 72 hours after enrollment are available for courses/programs that have NOT been accessed. Refunds and Cancellations will be charged a 20% cancellation fee.

9) Once you log in and start a course, a refund is not available. After 72 hours, the payment credit can be transferred to a different training or to a new student if the training was not started by the original student for up to 30 days after enrollment.

10) Refunds are not available after 72 hours.

11) Refunds are not available for courses/programs that have been started.

12) Washington students must submit an evaluation form with a valid STARS ID number upon completion of the course and a certificate will be emailed to you. Certificates are prepared throughout the day, 7 days a week.

13) Completed courses are recorded in MERIT Monday through Friday, throughout the day continuously, between 8 am and 3 PM. If you complete your training in the evening or over the weekend, it will be recorded on the next business day during those hours.

14) During the last two weeks of December, expect longer processing times for enrollment and certificates due to the high volume enrollments and completed trainings during the year end rush. We recommend enrolling and completing your training prior to the end of December whenever possible.

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  • 5
    Great information

    Posted by Brittany on 10th Apr 2014

    This course help me understand the meaning of Child Abuse Awareness. This course gave me a better understanding of what to watch for, and what to look for on a child regarding bruses, burns, broken bones, children scared, withdrawn from adults or other children, children feeling afraid and out of their comfort zone.

  • 5
    I liked that it was so thorough

    Posted by Leslie on 24th Jan 2014

    I liked that it was so thorough, and that if I missed a question throughout the class, I was able to go back and review, so that I could really learn it. I thought, overall, it was very good. Taught me some facts I didn't know. I love the live chat!!! It's a great resource with very fast response time!

  • 4
    Good training

    Posted by Audrey on 17th Jan 2014

    I really enjoyed the review sections. It helped me remember all the information I had learned and highlighted the most important facts.

  • 5
    Thanks :)

    Posted by Christopher on 14th Jan 2014

    I really liked the folllowup questions at the end of the session it made the class far easier to follow.