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Early Detection of Child Abuse and Neglect Training

Please note, there are two tracks for this training. Make sure you click on the appropriate link below.

For medical professionals

Are you a medical professional looking to earn FREE continuing education credits?
This free online training will teach you how to identify and report potential signs of child maltreatment.

Begin your training now

For first responders

Are you a first responder looking to earn FREE continuing education credits.
This free online training teaches first responders how to identify and report potential signs of child maltreatment.

Begin your training now

Knowledge that could save a child's life

Learn to identify signs of child maltreatment/abuse and arm yourself with knowledge that could save a child's life by taking our Early Detection of Child Maltreatment training.

Our free online training provides continuing education credits for physicians, dentists, physician assistants, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, radiology techs, child life specialists, social workers, police officers, fire fighters, teachers and school nurses.

Early detection of child maltreatment training received the 2015 Qualtrics Innovation Award!

Medical professionals – accreditation/approval statements

Cook Children’s Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity awards 1.6 contact hours. You must view this activity in its entirety and complete and return the evaluation in order to receive contact hours.

Cook Children’s is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Cook Children’s designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This course has been designated by Cook Children’s for 1.75 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Cook Children’s Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing education for Licensed Professional Counselors by the LPC Board of Examiners for the State of Texas (Provider #1022) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists by the LMFT Board of Examiners for the State of Texas (Provider #385). These approvals meet the criteria for mandatory continuing education requirements towards relicensure as established by the individual Boards of Examiners for the State of Texas. Cook Children’s Medical Center designates this activity for a maximum of 1.75 (.175 CEUs) contact hours and 1.75 hours of professional ethics.

Cook Children’s Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing education for Social Workers by the Texas Board of Social Work Examiners (Provider #5164). This activity is designated for a maximum of 1.75 Social Worker contact hours and 1.75 hours of professional ethics and social work values.

This program is Approved by the Texas Psychological Association (Approval #2015-07) for 1.75 professional development hours. This program has been designated by Cook Children’s Medical Center for 1.75 hours of ethics credit.

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Approved Provider # 902026

First responders – approval statement

This continuing education activity is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) Course #: 16-COOK-F3-1010, CEH Number and Type: 1.50 CEH Basic or First Responder. You will participate in a continuing education program that has received CAPCE approval for continuing education credit. If you have any comments regarding the quality of this program and/or your satisfaction with it, please contact with CAPCE at: 12300 Ford Road, Suite 350, Dallas, Texas 75234 – 972-247-4442 – jscott@capce.org.

Did you know

  • 75% of medical providers either miss or do not report incidences of child abuse?
  • 50% of children who have been fatally abused were previously seen by a medical provider with a minor  injury indicative of abuse?

Results of training pilot program

  • 1,483 participants
  • 73% willing to implement child abuse screening in their workplace

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Questions or concerns?

If you are concerned about maltreatment and would like to follow up on a patient seen at Cook Children's, contact the CARE Team at (682) 885-3953.

If you need to report a suspicion of maltreatment, call 1-800-252-5400 or go to www.txabusehotline.org.

We're here to help – If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Breanna Anderson or call 682-885-2506.

Please do not email reports of child maltreatment.