I. Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributors B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives II. Section 2: Overview of Child Abuse A. Meet Sasha B. Prevalence of Child Abuse C. Risk Factors D. What Is Child Abuse? E. Effects of Child Abuse F. Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect G. Remember Sasha and Kali? H. Section Summary III. Section 3: Types of Child Abuse A. Types of Child Abuse B. When You Are Unsure C. Physical Abuse D. Possible Physical Indicators of Physical Abuse E. Repeated Injuries F. Potential Behavioural Indicators of Physical Abuse G. Emotional Abuse H. Potential Physical Indicators of Emotional Abuse I. Potential Behavioural Indicators of Emotional Abuse J. Sexual Abuse K. Sexual Exploitation L. Potential Physical Indicators of Sexual Abuse M. Potential Behavioural Indicators of Sexual Abuse N. Neglect O. Potential Physical Indicators of Neglect P. Potential Behavioural Indicators of Neglect Q. Failure to Thrive R. Potential Physical Indicators of Failure to Thrive S. Potential Behavioural Indicators of Failure to Thrive T. Some Further Examples of Behavioural Indicators of Abuse and Neglect U. Signs of Abuse: Parents V. All Potential Indicators Are Not Abuse W. More About Indicators and Abuse X. Meet Erin Y. Section Summary IV. Section 4: Your Role and Responsibilities A. The Legislative Context B. More about the Legislative Context C. Principles in Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect D. Reporting and Privacy E. Roles and Responsibilities F. Calling the Police G. Your Role and Responsibility H. What to Do When a Child Discloses Abuse or Neglect I. More Information on When a Child Discloses Abuse or Neglect J. Talking with Families/Parents K. When the Parents/Family Come to You L. When to Report M. Documenting the Situation N. Where You Should Call O. Making a Report P. What Do You Do When You Suspect the Abuser Is a Service Provider? Q. You’ve Made a Report, What Happens Now? R. Potential Responses to Your Report S. After a Report/Parent Confrontation T. Meet Sydney U. Section Summary V. Section 5: Conclusion A. Conclusion B. References and Resources C. Congratulations!
Roxann MacDonald is a senior manager in a community social service agency and an instructor at Langara College. With nearly 30 years of community services experience, she has directed a diverse array of programs including social housing, crisis phone line, pre-employment, social enterprise, food bank, family counselling, legal advocacy, speech and language services, as well as individual and group work with children who have special needs. Ms. MacDonald has a B.A. in political economy along with a certificate in Administrative Management Systems. Disclosure: Roxann MacDonald, B.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Joanne Granek, M.A.
Joanne Granek is a consultant in organizational planning and accountability, community engagement, and leadership development. Joanne has worked in non-profit social services for almost 40 years, including 13 years as executive director of a multi-service organization. Joanne has served on boards of directors and has led many community initiatives related to poverty reduction. She has a Master's Degree in Community Psychology, has trained and worked as a family therapist, and worked and trained others in critical incident debriefing. Joanne is a CARF accreditation surveyor and is currently managing the development of Canadian content for Essential Learning course work while continuing her consulting practice. Disclosure: Joanne Granek, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.