Across the world, children are at risk of being abused, neglected, sexually exploited and trafficked, forced into child labor, gangs, wars and cultural or customary practices. Children at risk need us to protect them from harm.

Parents, caregivers, new immigrant families and others with concerns regarding domestic violence, child protection, addictions, health or the law will benefit from taking this course. It is also intended for workers whose occupations involve law enforcement, health, education, community or social work, as well as for governments and other child serving organizations with an interest in child abuse.

This course is presented at a simple literacy level to accommodate all learners. To recognize learners for their achievement and knowledge they will receive a certificate after they have completed the course. The certificate may be eligible for accreditation by applying directly to their professional organization to receive credits.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Overview & Outline

    • Rise

  • 2

    Module 1: What is Child Abuse?

    • Four Components

    • Abuse

  • 3

    Module 2: Who Abuse Children?

    • Parents and Non-Parents

    • Abuser

  • 4

    Module 3: Why Caregivers Abuse Children?

    • Causes are Complex

  • 5

    Module 4: Social and Cultural Norms

    • Norms that Perpetuate Abuse

  • 6

    Module 5: Cultural Values

    • Individualistic and Collective

  • 7

    Module 6: Parent-Child Conflict

    • Friends, Dress, Dating ….

  • 8

    Module 7: Consequences of Abuse

    • As Children, as Adults and Other Consequences

    • Health

    • Criminal

  • 9

    Module 8: Children’s Rights

    • Violence against Children

    • Food, Family, Home

    • Education

  • 10

    Module 9: INSPIRE – Addressing Violence Against Children

    • INSPIRE-Strategies and Interventions

    • Seven INSPIRE Strategies

  • 11

    Module 10: Final Assessment

    • Final Assessment

  • 12


    • Certifications