Nursing: New York Mandatory Child Abuse Identification and Reporting for Health Care Professionals

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About the Course

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services website describes abuse as the most serious harm committed against a child. It defines an abused child as a child “whose parent or other person legally responsible for his/her care inflicts upon the child serious physical injury, creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury, or commits an act of sex abuse against the child."  This course is designed to help health care professionals recognize the signs and symptoms that indicate child abuse or maltreatment and assist in effectively fulfilling their roles as mandated reporters in New York.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of child abuse in New York state and the United States.
  • Define terms related to child abuse and maltreatment.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of the various types of child abuse. 
  • Identify risk factors associated with child abuse.
  • Explain strategies to prevent child abuse.
  • Describe the child abuse intervention and reporting process in accordance with the laws of New York state.

About the Author:
Margaret-Ann Carno, PhD, MBA, MJ, CPNP, FAAN

Margaret-Ann Carno, PhD, MBA, MJ, CPNP, FAAN, has over 25 years of experience in pediatric nursing. She has worked at the bedside, both in acute and critical care pediatrics, and as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP). Dr. Carno is a nationally certified primary care PNP and maintains both her RN and NP license in New York state.  She has taught both clinical and didactic content in pediatric nursing and is a frequent guest lecturer on pediatric-related issues at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. She has reviewed pediatric-related and medical-surgical nursing texts and authored two textbooks. 

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