Course Description


Recognizing the signs of child abuse and neglect is the first step in helping abused or neglected children.  To advocate for them, you will need to know the different types of abuse and neglect and the risk factors for each.  

By the end of this chapter you should be able to: 

  • Articulate what constitutes child abuse and neglect 
  • Discuss the types of child abuse and neglect 
  • Identify risk factors of child abuse and neglect 
  • Understand how to identify family strengths through the use of the resource lens

This material has been exclusively designed for I am for the child Academy. 



Training Specialists

Statewide Guardian ad Litem Training Team

For any questions on this material please contact us at training@gal.fl.gov . Thank you!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before you get started

    • Welcome!

    • Navigating an Academy Course

  • 2

    Section 1: Types of Child Abuse Overview

    • Types of Child Abuse Overview

    • Section 1 Review

  • 3

    Section 2: Risk Factors

    • Risk Factors

    • Risk Factor Simulation

    • Section 2 Review

  • 4

    Section 3: Advocacy in Action

    • Advocacy in Action

    • Advocacy in Action Survey

  • 5

    Section 4: Chapter Wrap-Up

    • Wrap-Up Quiz

    • Resources

    • Chapter 4 Wrap-Up

Reviews

5 star rating

Good understanding

Leona Braun

Characteristics covered in a straight-forward and concise manner.

Characteristics covered in a straight-forward and concise manner.

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Good basic information

Heather Butler

Provides good basic information on different forms of abuse and neglect. I enjoyed the information about the resource/deficit lens.

Provides good basic information on different forms of abuse and neglect. I enjoyed the information about the resource/deficit lens.

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Survey

Kristen Bell

This was a really great course and gives a lot of information on abuse of every kind.

This was a really great course and gives a lot of information on abuse of every kind.

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5 star rating

Great topic

Vivian Lima Ajuz

I Have learned a lot in this chapter.

I Have learned a lot in this chapter.

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Child Abuse and Neglect

Taylor Ide

Explained perfectly!

Explained perfectly!

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Helpful training

Nancy Divita

This Chapter really helped me understand the various categories of abuse.

This Chapter really helped me understand the various categories of abuse.

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Excellent Course.

jake watson

Thought provoking survey at the end of this course. I didn't realize how I could look at the same image and react to it so drastically depending on the lens...

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Thought provoking survey at the end of this course. I didn't realize how I could look at the same image and react to it so drastically depending on the lens I used to assess it. Quality definitions for the different types of child abuse.

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child abuse and neglect

kathy beeson

very well done!

very well done!

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LeTrenna Mosley

In this course I learned what the definitions of child abuse and neglect are, and what actions would be considered abuse and/or neglect. This information is ...

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In this course I learned what the definitions of child abuse and neglect are, and what actions would be considered abuse and/or neglect. This information is very important for me to know as a GAL volunteer, and the course taught me what I needed to know for any of my future visits with the child I will be placed with. I also found the slides on the two different lenses - the deficit lens and the resource lens. Now I understand just how important it is to use a balance of the two lenses, and to not favor one over the other.

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great!

Amy Barrett

very informative!

very informative!

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Well Organized

Philip Alexander

The lesson was easy to follow and had just the right amount of interaction.

The lesson was easy to follow and had just the right amount of interaction.

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Good Overview of Abuse

Craig Davide

Good Overview of Abuse

Good Overview of Abuse

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Candelaria Sanchez

CANDELARIA Sanchez

Very important review, the steps help me understand the abuse and neglect in a different view. The interest of the child psychological state is vital for a f...

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Very important review, the steps help me understand the abuse and neglect in a different view. The interest of the child psychological state is vital for a functioning environment as well as the care givers to have a producted relationship

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GREAT WAY TO DESCRIBE WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.

David Caster

knowing the four different kinds of abuse are is key. Knowing how many different ways it can take place helps to identify it. Understanding each situation h...

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knowing the four different kinds of abuse are is key. Knowing how many different ways it can take place helps to identify it. Understanding each situation helps to allow Guardian to testify in court about it.

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Child Abuse and Neglect

Traci Overway

Easy to understand, to the point and well articulated with great examples.

Easy to understand, to the point and well articulated with great examples.

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Excellent Information for Understanding Abuse and Neglect

Donna Krbavac

Information was presented in an easy to understand format. Having the printed text along side the verbal presentation was very helpful. Once you listen to th...

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Information was presented in an easy to understand format. Having the printed text along side the verbal presentation was very helpful. Once you listen to the speaker it's easy to review the information by reading what was said. This is very helpful for learners to utilize the method that works best for them. Some learners grasp ideas much easier by listening, others by reading, and then others who like to utilize both as a reinforcement of the information presented.

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Interactive

Enide Bellamy

A good balance of video and interactive elements to keep me engaged

A good balance of video and interactive elements to keep me engaged

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Child Abuse and Neglect

john kelley

Very helpful and insightful. The quiz on the negatives and positives depicted in the picture of the was especially an interesting valuable exercise.

Very helpful and insightful. The quiz on the negatives and positives depicted in the picture of the was especially an interesting valuable exercise.

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Abuse and Neglet

Jennifer Mongelluzzi

Provided clarification and examples of what constitutes abuse and neglect and.why it may occur (risk-factors to be aware of).

Provided clarification and examples of what constitutes abuse and neglect and.why it may occur (risk-factors to be aware of).

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Child Abuse and Neglect- Excellent Presentation

susan gardner

Easy to understand, hear and follow the presentation.

Easy to understand, hear and follow the presentation.

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