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Emotional and Physical Abuse (Bundle)

SACE CPD Points

Completion of this course carrries 5 SACE CPD points.

SACE is the South African Council for Educators and aims to enhance the status of the teaching profession through appropriate professional development.

Overview

This e-learning bundle is comprised of two e-learing modules:

  • Safeguarding: emotional abuse
  • Safeguarding: phsyical abuse

Safeguarding: emotional abuse

Emotional abuse of children is the most common form of abuse. However, without visible signs such as bruising and injury or disclosure from the child or parent it is particularly difficult to prove this form of abuse. This course is intended for everyone who works with or has contact with children, young people and their families.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide. It will enable you to: 

  • Learn the definition of Emotional Abuse
  • Know who emotionally abuses children
  • Know the signs and symptoms of Emotional Abuse
  • Learn the points to consider where Emotional Abuse is suspected

Content

Here are a few topics covered in this course:

Important Facts | Key messages | Definition of emotional abuse | Who emotionally abuses children? | Cause: Stress | Cause: Diminished capacity | Components | Signs of emotional abuse: Extremes | Signs of emotional abuse: Immaturity | Signs of emotional abuse: Blame | Signs of emotional abuse: Self harm | Signs of emotional abuse: School | Signs of emotional abuse: Change in pattern | Signs from the abuser | Overall effects on children | Emotional abuse during childhood | Long term effects | What can be done to prevent emotional abuse?

Safeguarding: phsyical abuse

People who physically abuse children can be anyone who comes into contact with a child. They can be teachers, next door neighbours or a member of the family. In fact, a person who abuses a child is often closely related to the child: it is very rarely a stranger. This course is intended for everyone who works with or has contact with children, young people and their families.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide. It will enable you to: 

  • Learn the definition of Physical Abuse
  • Know who physically abuses children
  • Know the signs and symptoms of physical abuse
  • Learn the points to consider where physical abuse is suspected

Content

Important Facts | Definition of Physical Abuse | Who physically abuses children? | Cause: Stress | Cause: Mental illness and substance misuse | Cause: Domestic violence | Signs of physical abuse: Bruises | Signs of physical abuse: Clothing | Signs of physical abuse: Fear | Signs of physical abuse: Aggression | Signs from the abuser | Points to consider | Effects on children | Long term effects