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Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Pennsylvania - Act 31 (3 Hours)
Mandated Reporter Training

You can take the test without obligation. To earn CE credit, you need to pass the test, complete an evaluation, and register/pay for your Certificate of Completion. Your Certificate will be delivered online immediately upon completing the course registration. (There is no charge for free courses and online certificate delivery.)

  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.

NoteA CHANGE WAS MADE TO THIS TEST ON JULY 17, 2019. If you printed test questions for this course before 7/17/2019, you will find that question 6 in your printed version differs from the question below.

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1. The goal of the child welfare system in Pennsylvania is to:

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2. The Child Welfare Information Solution is a contemporary case management system in Pennsylvania that provides immediate electronic sharing of:

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3. In assessing a report of suspected child abuse made to the state’s ChildLine hotline, the ChildLine caseworker will refer the case to:

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4. Which is a correct statement regarding child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania?

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5. Which instance of harm to child is considered an “exclusion to reporting”?

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6. Which circumstance is an “exclusion to substantiating child abuse” under Section 6304 of the CPSL but should still be reported to ChildLine?

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7. A mother brings her 2-month-old female baby to the infant’s pediatric medical practice. She tells the triage nurse that the baby has been crying since yesterday afternoon after having fallen and “bumped her tummy and legs on some furniture.” The nurse notes a bruise on the baby’s abdomen that is in the shape of a small belt buckle. The area around the bruise is slightly swollen. Which statement validates the nurse’s suspicions that the baby has been abused?

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8. The school nurse notices that a 6-year-old female child has a bruise on her right ear and three bruises on her right cheek. The child says that she fell while playing with her brother’s skateboard. She has no other bruises or abrasions on her face, palms, or legs. She lives with her mother and her teenage brother. She is an average student and is occasionally disruptive in the classroom. Which factor might lead the nurse to make a mandated report of suspected abuse?

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9. The mother of a male baby reports that the baby was subdued when she picked him up from the babysitter the previous evening, and his lethargy has worsened over the past eight hours. The triage nurse suspects possible abusive head trauma when observing which other sign or symptom?

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10. Which is a true statement about child sexual abuse?

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11. What is an indicator that a female adolescent may be a victim of sex trafficking?

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12. Under Pennsylvania’s Safe Haven Law, parents can avoid criminal prosecution when abandoning an infant:

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13. When child sexual abuse has been disclosed, the best way to question a child is to:

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14. Mandated reporters in Pennsylvania are required to report suspected child abuse:

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15. Perhaps the most serious consequence of a mandated reporter’s failure to report a case of suspected child abuse is:

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16. A nurse reports a suspected incidence of child abuse after treating a child with unexplained swelling and bruising in the emergency department. Referencing to the Right-to-Know rule, the nurse later contacts the DHS and receives information about the:


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