About Course #I6407
Release Date: May 22, 2017
Expiration Date: May 22, 2020
This course offers an overview of the historically evolving role of mandated reporters and a description of child welfare services in Pennsylvania. It provides occupational therapy professionals with details of the legal requirements imposed on mandated reporters of child abuse. The course defines the statutory (legal) components of child abuse, including what does and does not constitute child abuse. Human trafficking is also addressed, including child labor trafficking and sex trafficking, and the risk factors and warning signs for both. The course provides occupational therapy professionals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with the knowledge and tools they need to fulfill their legal responsibility to report suspected child abuse.
This course fulfills the requirement that all Pennsylvania occupational therapy professionals complete 2 hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of their license renewal.
Pennsylvania - Pre-approved by the PA Dept. of Public Welfare and the PA Dept. of Professional and Occupational Affairs to fulfill the 2 hour child abuse recognition and reporting CE requirement.
NOTE: In order to submit your course completion record to the Pennsylvania Department of State, the name on your account MUST be an exact match to the name on your license. If the name that appears on your account is different, please call 1-800-953-8731 to have your account updated.
About the Author(s)
Frank P. Cervone, JD, MA, has been the executive director of the Support Center for Child Advocates - the oldest and largest U.S. program dedicated to providing free legal and social services for abused and neglected children - since 1992. He served on the Board of the Children's Trust Fund of Pennsylvania for 10 years, and has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Children's Alliance since 1992.
Meghan E. Johnson, MPH, is the project manager of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia. In this capacity, she develops, coordinates, and delivers advanced training programs to victim service providers and legal professionals throughout Pennsylvania. Ms. Johnson received her bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Notre Dame. She received her master's degree in public health from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Erin E. Coltrera, LSW, MSSP, is the project manager of Project PROTECT (Philadelphia Response and Outreach To End Child Trafficking) at the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia. Project PROTECT takes a four-pronged approach to meeting the challenges faced by youth who have experienced trafficking, including the development of a tailored model of representation, a focus on local resource development, research on macro-level advocacy avenues, and analysis of existing prevention programs.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.