Child Abuse and Reporting Requirements: What You Need to Know

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Tue, Oct 07, 2008
60 Minutes
Product Description

Don't let another child abuse victim fly past your radar.

Child abuse and neglect results in five deaths every day in the United States. Unfortunately, abuse can go unrecognized in emergency departments and schools. And abuse is under-reported, often because staff isn't properly trained or has misconceptions about victims and abusers. Make sure you know all the facts to help you consistently identify child abuse and neglect -- and initiate appropriate interventions to ensure the child's welfare and safety.

In this 1-hour audioconference, topic expert Dianne Ditmer, PhD, RN, CFN, DABFN, SANE, FACFE, will review what all healthcare professionals and educators must know to spot child abuse. You'll walk away with an enhanced awareness of risk factors, as well as tools to integrate medical-forensic examinations into pediatric assessments, and interviewing strategies for early identification.

Here’s a sampling of the details you’ll learn:

  • The stats: Just how often criminal and sexual acts are committed against children.
  • Environmental, caregiver and child risk factors associated with abuse and neglect.
  • How to evaluate injuries that may indicate physical abuse: patterned injuries, fractures, contusions, burns and bites, etc.
  • Before you jump the gun: Medical conditions and cultural practices often mistaken for child abuse.
  • Not sure if you have an abuse case on your hands? Use these interview strategies for children.
  • What you must document when filing a report. Plus, the correct terminology to use.
  • Using photography as evidence? Know these dos and don'ts.
  • Inter-agency reporting musts. Don't fall into this trap.
  • And more!

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A!

Who should attend? Nurses, pediatric nurses, school nurses, school counselors, nurse practitioners, clinicians in family practice or pediatric medical office settings, mental health practitioners, social workers, educators.

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

Order Below Or Call 800-874-9180 Today!

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About Our Speaker

Dianne Ditmer - Emergency Nursing Expert

Dr. Dianne Ditmer is a clinical nurse educator and Certified Forensic Nurse with a background in risk management and emergency nursing. Her clinical training and certifications include forensic nursing and medical error investigation. As a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Dr. Ditmer serves as chairman of the American Board of Forensic Nurses; member of the Ohio Healthcare Taskforce on Family Violence, and Montgomery County Sexual Assault Response Team.

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