This module provided by the Virginia Department of Social Services, gives an overview of the Code of Virginia’s definition of child abuse and neglect, including physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as medical and general neglect. The module gives criteria for recognizing cases of abuse and neglect and guidelines on when and how to make report to Child Protective Services. It also outlines what to expect when making a report.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect
  2. Understand the responsibilities and procedures involved in reporting
  3. List the associated penalties for failing to report