Professional Development 1 Credit: Child Abuse Prevention

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“This is a MUST HAVE course for anyone who has children or works with children who access the Internet.”

“I have utilized this philosophical approach to bullying repeatedly over the past two years and I have always found it to be highly effective in even the most verbally abusive school environments.”

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EDUC 600
1 Semester Credit

  • Grading: A-F
  • Materials: Included in the course fee
  • Professional Development Credit: 1 semester credit issued through the regionally accredited
  • Instruction Mode: Self-paced, Asynchronous (Online Class), with instructor interaction
  • Semesters: Spring, Summer & Fall
    (enroll any time)
  • Enrollment: Start any time
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Course Description:

Self-paced Professional Development Credit classes incorporate online content, quizzes, interactivities and a Course Action Plan you can put to use in your work environment. Learning takes place asynchronously, at your convenience, and may be completed over a period of 4 weeks. Note, teachers looking for graduate credits, please check with your issuing authority about whether it will accept these online teacher courses for graduate credit.

Protecting children is the role and responsibility of every adult. Be it in or outside of school, educators need to be aware of all red flags indicating a child is being abused. The course Child Abuse Prevention tackles this very sensitive issue and aims to equip teachers with the essentials of recognizing and preventing abuse to maintain safe and secure learning environments. Every educator should be aware of the different signs, symptoms and indicators of suspected child abuse and this is the focus of SECTION A, Recognizing and Preventing Child Abuse. The course highlights characteristics of abuse, as well as how an educator can respond. Bullying is a common issue that is seen in every classroom, school and playground. How do we respond to bullying or stop it? How do we help children who are on the receiving end and discipline the bullies? Learn more about this in SECTION B, Bullying: The Golden Rule Solution. The third section of this course stresses on professional behaviors and ethical standards that teachers may adopt, that will help promote a safe environment for students to learn in. SECTION C, Ethics for Educational Professionals, encourages teachers to promote policies and practices in schools, and provides guidance on implementing the same.

Objectives & Outcomes:

As a result of successful participation in SECTION A, Recognizing and Preventing Child Abuse, students should be able to:

  • Understand 4 types of abuse.
  • Identify signs of 4 types of abuse.
  • Recognize how abuse can be prevented.
  • Understand the process and importance of reporting abuse.
  • Identify potential abusers.
  • Create a safe learning environment.
  • Understand how technology can be used in abusive situations.
  • Report cases of child abuse.

As a result of successful participation in SECTION B, Bullying: The Golden Rule Solution, students should be able to:

  • Understand why and how bullying occurs.
  • Understand how the victim can become a bully.
  • Teach students to stay safe from cyberbullying.
  • Cope with bullying at the workplace.
  • Get equipped with strategies to stop the process of bullying.
  • Teach students to prevent bullying.
  • Teach students how to respond when they are being bullied.
  • Respond constructively when a student complains about bullying.
  • De-escalate a situation where you witness a physical attack or fight.

As a result of successful participation in SECTION C, Ethics for Educational Professionals, students should be able to:

  • Gain knowledge in ethical schools of thought and ethical models.
  • Identify themselves as a professional and recognize the need for professional behavior.
  • Implement professional behavior in their relationships at school- including aspects of conversation, touch, personal space and eye contact.
  • Set standards, or personal policies regarding interacting with students outside of the classroom, receiving gifts and other common ethical issues in teacher-student relationships.
  • Identify the signs of a harmful professional relationship, and will be able to take steps to rectify the situation.
  • Identify personal areas for growth in professional habits and traits.
  • Maintain positive professional relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Gain knowledge and confidence in implementing a school-wide program to maintain ethical standards by establishing an ethical code and/or committee.
  • Follow legal requirements in the area of student records.
  • Follow ethical practices in the areas of conduct, assessment and planning.

Special Instructions:

After registering for this course at Professional Learning Board, you’ll be directed to the University website to complete your registration and payment.



28 Reviews of “Professional Development 1 Credit: Child Abuse Prevention”:
  1. Jennifer M says:
    Five Stars

    Loved the videos in this course.

  2. Kelley H says:
    Five Stars

    Loved the videos. It helped better understand the material.

  3. Jessica H says:
    Five Stars

    Best course yet - bullying information should be required at all schools!

  4. Susan G says:
    Five Stars

    I liked my first experience. It was nice to take the class, stopping and starting when needed.

  5. Kelly B. says:
    Five Stars

    Loved it! Already using ideas at home. Thanks.

  6. Sarah C says:
    Five Stars

    Thanks for the useful information!

  7. Lori F. says:
    Five Stars

    The courses are well designed, informative, and interesting. I will be sure to let my colleagues know about it.

  8. Sarah C. says:
    Five Stars

    I really loved the bullying videos! I showed one to my daughter because she gets picked on at school. I think they will help. Thank you!

  9. Elinore S says:
    Five Stars

    I thought the role playing was great.

  10. Ruth C says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you for the opportunity to take this course. I did enjoy it and learned from it.

  11. Sarah R says:
    Five Stars

    Great course SS5 Bullying: The Golden Rule Solution very informative and eye opening.

  12. Amy H says:
    Five Stars

    This was so informative! Thank you.

  13. Patricia L. says:
    Five Stars


  14. Anita D. says:
    Five Stars

    Interesting and informative course.

  15. Misty C. says:
    Five Stars

    I wish more adults would take this. I loved the videos. Very effective and memorable. Shared this with my grade school daughter so she knows this information to and how to handle situations. Highly recommended!

  16. Mark F. says:
    Five Stars

    Very good presentation of a troubling topic.

  17. Richard H. says:
    Five Stars

    This was an excellent and comprehensive course about a difficult and painful subject -- that of child abuse. There were many resources offered of which I was not aware. Every educator should take this course!

  18. Richard H. says:
    Five Stars

    This was a timely and thorough course on Ethics for Educational Professionals.

  19. Laurie K. says:
    Five Stars

    I will also consider sharing this course with parents. Thank you. Excellent information.

  20. Kjersti B. says:
    Five Stars

    In general, the course was very clear and easy to follow. Thank you.

  21. Charis S. says:
    Five Stars

    I enjoyed hearing the methods that the founder of 'Bullies to Buddies' teaches. I don't completely agree with his methods and statements and I personally feel that teachers who use his curriculum would do well to accompany it with other values or respect training for students. Nonetheless, I found several things that I will continue to think over and plan to use some of his phrases in the future to help children learn to diffuse situation.

  22. Sam says:
    Five Stars

    "This course provides practical ideas for school teachers and administrators. I really enjoyed learning it because the materials are well organized and well presented. I think this type of learning is good for busy adult learners."

  23. Megan S. says:
    Five Stars

    "I like how it gave many websites and phone numbers that you can use if you have a suspicion of child abuse"

  24. Rebecca S. says:
    Five Stars

    I really liked the content of the bullying course. I felt the main points made were exceptional and should be taught to schools.

  25. Robyn C. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you. I enjoyed the course.

  26. Deborah H. says:
    Five Stars

    Excellent course! The techniques presented in this course are extremely valuable, easy to implement and realistic.

  27. Sheila F. says:
    Five Stars

    Over-all very pleased so far.

  28. Dan F. says:
    Five Stars

    Teachers deal with the negative effects of bullying behaviors constantly and not as effectively as they could if they utilized some of the strategies explained in this course.

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