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Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting – 7 CEU Hours

CEU Love is an approved continuing education provider through the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)’s Continuing Education Provider Approval (CEPA) for the Board of Behavioral Sciences’ licensees in compliance with the California Code of Regulations Title 16 §1887 et seq.; Provider #136347.

This approval covers the following mental health licensees in California:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) and
  • Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP)

*This approval may meet the approval criteria for acceptance by licensing boards in other states. It is your responsibility to check with your state licensing board to ensure that this course meets its criteria for approval.*

Course Description:

The focus of this course is to provide mental health professionals with the assessment and reporting tools they need to act quickly on situations of potential child abuse and neglect. As a refresher course, we provide vital information for mental health professionals on child abuse and neglect, warning signs, evidence-based assessments and treatment interventions, and risk & protective factors for children and their caregivers. The main goal of this course is to help equip mental health professionals with a better understanding of how to recognize and assess child abuse and neglect, how to report these situations, and then intervene effectively within their clinical work.

Course Objectives:

  1. Distinguish child abuse from child neglect along with the signs and consequences for each.
  2. Identify the warning signs of those of children and parents who may be at-risk for abuse or neglect.
  3. Recall applicable laws regarding reporting requirements and the process for reporting.
  4. Evaluate various evidence-based assessment tools to know your clients’ true risk level for abuse and/or neglect.
  5. Utilize evidence-based treatment interventions when your client has experienced abuse or neglect.
  6. Implement evidence-based protective factor interventions to help prevent abuse or neglect.
  7. Determinate the most common risk factors and special considerations when dealing with child abuse and neglect issues.
  8. Recognize the role that substance use and domestic violence play in child abuse and neglect.

Course Platform:

Online Course

Course Instructor: 

Jacey Coy, PsyD, LMFT

Course Instructor Bio:

Dr. Jacey Coy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and holds a Doctorate of Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He also has a Masters degree in Communication Studies from Texas State University.

Dr. Coy is also a part-time professor and has taught at the university level for over 10 years. He has taught multiple courses in the fields of Psychology, Family Therapy, and Counseling. Additionally, he is the Director of an outpatient behavioral health clinic in Tucson, AZ.

Academically, Dr. Coy has published two qualitative research articles with the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and the American Journal of Family Therapy. In addition, he has presented his research and trainings at academic and professional conferences over the years.

Course Access Fee: 

$34.99 (1 Year Access; You can print your certificate anytime)


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  1. Pick a course that best meets your needs. Each course has a title and description, along with approval information.
  2. Purchase access to the course. When you purchase access to the course, you will also be directed to set up an account. This will allow you to return to the course at a later time and to save all of your certificates for accessing and printing anytime you would like.
  3. Read the course material and then take the quiz at the end of each section. You can take the quiz as many times as you need to in order to pass (70% is passing!). If you don’t pass the first time, review the answers that you got incorrect and the material, and take the test again. It’s that easy! You don’t have to complete the course all at once. Come back to it whenever you want.
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This course meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing education credit. 

Refund Policy:

If for any reason, you are not happy with your purchase, you are entitled to a refund as long as the request is made within 14 days following your purchase and you have not received continuing education credit. If you have already received continuing education credit for a course, we are unable to process a refund. For refunds, send an email to and we will begin the process as soon as possible. The timeframe for issuing refunds is generally between 3-5 business days.

Instructions for requesting accommodations for disability:

Participants with special needs can receive reasonable accommodations when they make a request for such accommodations. If such a need arises, participants can email with the request. CEU Love will respond to such requests within 72 hours to see if we can accommodate the request.

Instructions for addressing grievances:

If you have a complaint, please send us an email at so that we can help. If you do not feel that your issue was able to be resolved please contact the appropriate approval institution relevant to you.

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