Lesson 5 - Other Considerations

This lesson covers situations that do not fit perfectly into the four categories of abuse as described by CANRA:

  • Domestic violence
  • Parental substance abuse.
  • Homeless children

This lesson also addresses maltreatment of children with developmental disabilities. Although the exact numbers vary, there is consensus in the research that children with disabilities are more likely to be victims of abuse than their non-disabled peers. It is therefore especially important that child care providers be aware of the issues relevant to these children. In this module you will learn

  1. Information regarding the incidence of abuse for this population
  2. Risk factors specific to children with disabilities
  3. Behavioral indicators of abuse for children who have disabilities
  4. How to respond when you suspect a child-abuse victim has a disability and/or an identified disabled child has been victimized

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