GRADUATE Course – Child Abuse Prevention

Average Ratings
Five Stars

“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.”

1  Graduate Credit

  • Grading: A-F
  • Materials: Included in the course fee!
  • Graduate Credit: 1  Graduate Credit
  • Instruction Mode: Self-paced, Asynchronous (Online Class)
  • Time Frame: Enroll and start any time

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Course Description:

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 completing the course, you will be directed to the university for registration.



31 Reviews of “GRADUATE Course – Child Abuse Prevention”:
  1. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    The course was very informative, it was very complete and detailed about negligence and child abuse. It will definitely help me at work and it will be helpful to identify, report and to intervene. Alicia A.

  2. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thanks for making a useful course. Bill B.

  3. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Great experience! Stephanie R.

  4. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Course was good. Offered good signs to be on the look out for. Heather F.

  5. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Wonderful presentation. Ryan W.

  6. LoriBeth T says:
    Five Stars

    I found information interesting and helpful!

  7. Karen M. says:
    Five Stars

    I was a bit hesitant at the start of this class; however, it turned out to be one of my favorites. The videos were fabulous! Reading content is one thing, but seeing the thoughts role played makes it real. Lots of great info to share not just in the classroom but in life. Highly recommend this class!!!

  8. Laura K. says:
    Five Stars

    I enjoyed taking this class and plan to come back when I need to renew my license again!

  9. Shannon S. says:
    Five Stars

    I found this course on Bullying to be excellent. Thank you!

  10. Ryan C. says:
    Five Stars

    25 hours into my 90 to maintain certification, and I'm loving it! So much more interesting and practical than college courses. Thanks.

  11. Rachael H. says:
    Five Stars


  12. Tressa M. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you so much for this resource. It met my needs and I learned new ways to deal with bullying in my classroom.

  13. Kris S. says:
    Five Stars

    I enjoyed this class. I hope to take more of these classes in the 2017-2018 school year.

  14. Gelenia L. says:
    Five Stars

    Excellent in customer services and extremely professional!

  15. Sarah S. says:
    Five Stars

    Great website and easy to use. Will totally use this website again.

  16. Peggy P. says:
    Five Stars

    Great ideas and practical solutions!

  17. Katrina C. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you for making this easy in the case of an emergency.

  18. Dara S. says:
    Five Stars


  19. David R says:
    Five Stars

    Great Course. A lot of information. Really enjoyed it. Thank you.

  20. Thomas L. says:
    Five Stars

    Good class.

  21. Sharalyn S. says:
    Five Stars

    I liked the approach of the bullying curriculum. Really helpful and practical.

  22. Jacqueline S says:
    Five Stars

    This was a great class to take. I highly recommend teachers to take this class.

  23. Jilian P. says:
    Five Stars

     I loved the videos and advice. It was practice in schools and in life.

  24. Anthony B. says:
    Five Stars

    Courses were informative and good review of best teaching practices.

  25. Harry K. says:
    Five Stars

    This was aweomse.

  26. LuAnn P. says:
    Five Stars

    This has been a very convenient way for me to get my hours in after having ""retired"".

  27. Jessica M. says:
    Five Stars

    This was a very content rich course. I have been in education for 15 years and take a child abuse course every year, so the material was not new to me.

  28. Lisette O. says:
    Five Stars


  29. Dan N. says:
    Five Stars

    This was an enjoyable experience that I wish I had not waited so long to take advantage of. Thank you for providing educators with this opportunity.

  30. Wayne L says:
    Five Stars

    Very enlightening and thought provoking. Enjoyed this course.

  31. Jennifer M. says:
    Five Stars

    The video content in this class was excellent. It helped to be able to see how these concepts would be applied in real situations. The only drawback was that the content was a bit shallow and redundant. It would have been helpful to go into some deeper issues with bullying instead of just how to handle surface-level behavior.

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