WPA's Latest Release Helps Texas Educators Prevent Child Abuse
Austin, Texas – Recent high-profile cases have amplified a nationwide need for higher education employees to receive child abuse training. Texas and many other states have now mandated child abuse training requirements meaning failure to recognize and report child abuse can result in serious consequences. Workplace Answers’ new Texas-certified course “Child Abuse and Molestation Awareness and Prevention in Texas” trains education employees to properly recognize and report potential child maltreatment, in the overall effort to prevent child abuse.
The new child abuse course satisfies Texas State law’s one hour training requirement for Campus Programs for Minors, and has been approved as official training by the Texas Department of State Health Services. This course will benefit more than just higher education employees, due to the fact that all Texans are legally required to report child abuse.
“The child abuse scandal at Penn State received considerable attention. Setting appropriate boundaries with students is a hot topic in higher education. Though the Penn State incident was a shocking, obvious violation, correct boundary setting is often not so intuitive. This course provides critical guidance on that topic.” - Sondra Solovay, Esq.
In about one hour, the Texas-approved course explains proper boundary setting, teaches how to recognize child abuse, and emphasizes the importance of reporting suspected child maltreatment. The online course also explains the overlap of reporting requirements and confidentiality.
Concepts necessary for preventing child abuse are detailed in the course:
• Different types of child abuse and maltreatment are explained, including emotional, physical and psychological abuse.
• Signs that indicate child abuse and maltreatment are depicted.
• Myths commonly associated with child abuse are debunked.
• The amount of information needed and instructions on child abuse reporting are provided.
• The consequences of failure to report and intentionally making false reports are explained.
• Important terms, such as child abuse, neglect, mandated reporter, physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse are defined.
In addition to satisfying Texas legal requirements, the child abuse training course provides sleek interactive features for learner engagement and links to resources for further learning. Realistic examples of higher education settings are included to help learners apply lessons to real life situations.
Online child abuse training guarantees that all employees understand how to recognize and report child abuse, while providing an affirmative defense against litigation. Workplace Answer’s new comprehensive child abuse course is compliant, convenient and doesn’t take away from too much of any employee’s valuable time.
ABOUT WORKPLACE ANSWERS:
Workplace Answers is the premier provider of online human resources training solutions in the US. The Austin, Texas based company has developed learning recourses that are simple to use, easily deployed and extremely effective in educating an organization’s workforce. Workplace Answers is GSA certified, 508 compliant, and the only compliance e-learning company to be featured on INC 500’s list of fastest growing companies in 2010, 2011, 2012.