Maryland Abuse and Neglect

Maryland Abuse and Neglect 

This course examines the issue of child abuse and neglect, and the abuse and neglect of the elderly and disabled persons in the State of Maryland from a public health and safety perspective. Reviewed is a general understanding of the prevalence of the problem, who is at risk, how society is affected, and the safety net that is currently in place to help families in need. Also reviewed are Maryland state policies regulating reporting procedures, along with state sponsored programs providing services to the population at risk for abuse and neglect.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-SWK-DDE-5058-V2
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define maltreatment, abuse, neglect, and the types which can be recognized.
Discuss signs and symptoms of abused and neglected individuals.
Discover how the State of Maryland intervenes in cases of abuse and neglect.
Learn who is mandated to report, how to identify suspicious cases and what forms to file.
Become familiar with social services and programs available to families, individuals and caregivers who are at risk for experiencing and perpetrating maltreatment.
Determine risk factors for perpetrators and victims.


For the course outline, please refer to the Table of Contents found in the course PDF.

Instructor: Jessica Greene, M.A.
Disclosure: Jessica Greene, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Dental Professionals; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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