Child Abuse has been described as a silent epidemic, which strikes infants, youngsters, and teens without prejudice. These victims come from all socioeconomic groups, races and religions. This 3 part series helps nurses identify and respond to child abuse.
The 1st of 3 programs will discuss the broad concepts of child abuse, including is prevalence in the U.S and the characteristics of families and children who are at risk for its occurrence. It will also focus on the most common form of abuse, neglect.
This program provides detailed information on identifying various types and signs of sexual abuse, the responsibilities healthcare providers have when caring for victims, and the reporting of maltreatment.