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The Center for Children's Health

Early Detection Training

Knowledge that could save a child's a life

Learn to identify signs of child abuse and neglect and arm yourself with knowledge that could save a child's life by taking our Early Detection of Child Abuse and Neglect training.

Our free online training provides continuing education credits for physicians, dentists, physician assistants, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, radiology techs, Child Life specialists, social workers, police officers, fire fighters, teachers and school nurses.

Did you know

  • 75% of medical providers either miss or do not report incidences of child abuse?
  • 50% of children who have been fatally abused were previously seen by a medical provider with a minor injury indicative of abuse?

Please note, there are two tracks for this training. Make sure you click on the appropriate link below.

For medical professionals

Are you a medical professional looking to earn FREE continuing education credits?
This free online training will teach you how to identify and report potential signs of child abuse and neglect.

Begin your training now


For first responders

Are you a first responder looking to earn FREE continuing education credits.
This free online training teaches first responders how to identify and report potential signs of child abuse and neglect.

Begin your training now


Approval/accreditation statements

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In support of improving patient care, Cook Children's Health Care System is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician: Cook Children's Health Care System designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by Cook Children's Health Care System for 1.75 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Nurse: Cook Children's Health Care System designates this activity for 1.75 nursing contact hours. You must enter your name in the module, complete the activity in its entirety and complete the evaluation tool.

Psychologists: This program is Approved by the Texas Psychological Association (Approval #2015-07) for 1.75 professional development hours. This program has been designated by Cook Children's Health Care System for 1.75 hours of ethics credit.

Social Work/LPC/LMFT: Cook Children's Health Care System certifies that this meets the requirements for continuing education by the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council. This activity provides 1.75 clock/ethics credits.

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Approved Provider # 902026

This continuing education activity is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) Course #: 16-COOK-F3-1010, CEH Number and Type: 1.50 CEH Basic or First Responder. You will participate in a continuing education program that has received CAPCE approval for continuing education credit. If you have any comments regarding the quality of this program and/or your satisfaction with it, please contact with CAPCE at: 12300 Ford Road, Suite 350, Dallas, Texas 75234 972-247-4442 - jscott@capce.org.


Questions or concerns

If you have any questions or would like more information about our programs, please email Breanna Anderson or call 682-885-6711.

Please do not email reports of child abuse or neglect.


To report suspicion of abuse or neglect

If the child is in immediate danger, call 911. If you need to report a suspicion of abuse or neglect, call 1-800-252-5400 or for non-urgent reports go to www.txabusehotline.org.

Texas law requires that any person suspecting that a child has been abused or neglected must immediately make a report.