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Pre-Recorded Self-Paced Online Course

Foundling Online Course

Multidisciplinary Perspectives | Best-Practice InformedSelf-Directed Learning

APSAC and the New York Foundling have developed a comprehensive, multidisciplinary Online Course for early and mid-career professionals to help them expand their perspective and knowledge base to practice effectively in any child welfare setting.

The course opens with a history of the child maltreatment field presented by Victor Vieth, continues with presentations from physicians, attorneys, psychologists, researchers on practice issues and skills, and concludes with a module on self-care by Jon Conte and keeping current on best practices.

Child maltreatment work is by nature multidisciplinary; we all share the same goal of ensuring health, safety and justice for children and families. Register for the Online Course and learn how to best integrate the goals and processes of your colleagues in allied professions with your work.

Topics and Speakers

The Online Course now offers 10 Psychology credits and 7.75 Social Work Credits 

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(1 Psychology Credit Hour)

A. An introduction to the web series…………………………………………………………Reverend Darrell Armstrong, DDIV, MDIV, EDS-MFT
B. The history of child protection in the United States: Everything old is new again………………………….Victor Vieth, JD, MA
C. A discussion of cultural issues and diversity; how cultural factors impact the field of child welfare and child maltreatment ….. Debangshu Roygardner, PhD

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(2.75 Social Work Credit Hours & 2 Psychology Credit Hours)

A. The diverse contexts of sexual abuse…………………………………David Finkelhor, PhD
B. Child sexual abuse: definitions and prevalence………………… Jon Conte, PhD, MSW
C. Child physical abuse: understanding and addressing vulnerabilities…….David Kolko, PhD
D. Understanding child neglect………………………………………..Judy Rycus, PhD, MSW
E. Types of child maltreatment & psychological maltreatment…………Marla Brassard, PhD
F. Munchausen by proxy guidelines……………………………………….Bea Yorker, JD, MS

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(1.5 Social Work Credit Hours & 1.5 Psychology Credit Hours)

A. Medical evaluation of physical abuse……………………………………..Lori Fraser, MD
B. Medical evaluation of child sexual abuse…………..Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS, FAAP
C. Medical evaluation of neglect…………………………….. Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS
D. Fatal child maltreatment………………………………..Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS, FAAP

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(1.5 Social Work Hours & 1.5 Psychology Credit Hours)

A. Components of evidence-based treatment for children and
families affected by child abuse and neglect………………………………………………………………… Lucy Berliner, MSW
B. Effective treatment intervention for children with problematic sexual behavior………………………Jimmy Widdifield Jr., MA, LPC
C. Trauma informed care ………………………………………………………………………………………..Charles Wilson, MSSW
D. Impact and treatment of abuse and trauma in childhood……………………………………………….Esther Deblinger, PhD
E. Nonoffending mothers parenting their sexually abused children……………………………………..Viola Vaughan-Eden, PhD, MJ, LCSW

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(1 Social Work Hour & 1 Psychology Credit Hour)

A. Foster care and the importance of education……………………………………………………………..Bill Baccaglini
B. Child maltreatment in the legal system……………………………………………………………………..Frank Vandervort, JD
C. MDT Models: the elements of a thoughtful, coordinated, professional
response to child abuse and neglect allegations…………………………………………………………….Charles Wilson, MSSW
D. Legal and systematic issues for child maltreatment professionals……………………………………..Kelli Hughes, JD

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(1 Social Work Hour & 1 Psychology Credit Hour)

A. Ineffective, costly and harmful: Juvenile sex offender registration needs to go……………………..Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD
B. Considering future directions: technology facilitated crimes against children……………………….Cordelia Anderson, MA

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(1 Psychology Credit Hours)

A. Effective program models for the prevention of child maltreatment……………………………………Darcy Merritt, MSW, PhD
B. Child maltreatment prevention across the social ecology……………………………………………….Bart Klika, MSW, PhD
C. Physical punishment is a risk factor for physical abuse…………………………………………………Elizabeth Gershoff, PhD

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(1 Psychology Credit Hours)

A. Managing a career and sustaining a profession………………………………………………………..Jon Conte, PhD, MSW/Paul Stern, JD
B. Staying current in the child maltreatment field………………………………………………………….. Dave Corwin, MD

Pricing For Courses

Members
$50 Full Course
$10 Per Module
$5 Per CE​

Student
$25 Member
$50 Non-Member
$10 Per Module
$5 Per CE

Non-Members
$150 Full Course
$20 Per Module
$10 Per CE

The APSAC Foundling Online Course

​The Online Course has the ideal content for in-service training, graduate, and undergraduate courses. Group pricing is available upon request. To learn more, contact onlinetraining@apsac.org

Continuing Education Information

Foundling Course

The APSAC & Foundling Online Course is co-sponsored, in part, by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and the New York Foundling. The program offers up to a total of 10.00 contact hours for Psychology & 7.75 hours for Social Work. Continuing education credit is awarded on a module by module basis with completion of each module required in order to receive credit. Partial completion credit is not offered.

The CE processing fee is $5 per CE for members, $10.00 per CE for non-members, and may be paid with registration online. Online Course participants must complete the full course or all modules purchased, graded post-tests after each module, and a comprehensive evaluation. Post-tests will consist of 10 questions, participants must score at least 70% to receive credit for the module. CE certificates cannot be awarded without the completion of the post-tests and evaluations.

Questions: If you have questions regarding continuing education, the program, faculty, grievance issues, or for a listing of learning objectives, comprehensive speaker bios, please contact APSAC at: ‪(224) 269-1033‬; e-mail: onlinetraining@apsac.org.

Participants may register for each individual module, any combination of modules, or the full Online Course consisting of all eight modules at anytime on the Online Course page of the APSAC website. Participants may also access the UltiPro distance learning portal at anytime via the Online Course page of the APSAC website. Registrants have access to the Online Course for six months after the time of their last login. After six months of inactivity, participant records will be deactivated. Participant records may be reinstated at anytime upon request, and all completion data will be maintained. Participants may register for and participate in the Online Course with or without purchasing CE credits. Refunds are also available upon request. Links to the MemberLeap registration portal for the Online Course are made available on the APSAC website and in all digital marketing materials. All registrants receive additional instructions for access via an automatic registration confirmation email from APSAC’s MemberLeap portal, and a secondary registration confirmation from the Foundling containing information about the UltiPro portal. Should participants have difficulty accessing their link, they are encouraged to contact APSAC at onlinetraining@apsac.org. ​
Participants can access the UltiPro portal at their convenience. The Online Course is self-paced and participants can complete modules at their own pace. Modules consist of presentations, videos, images and graphics, references, slides, charts and are followed by an evaluation and a grades post-test. All participants must complete the full evaluation to receive participation credit. Participants who purchased CEs must complete a post-test consisting of 10-20 questions and must score at least 70% of questions correctly on the graded post-test in order to qualify to receive credit for each module. Participants receive immediate feedback in post-tests regarding the accuracy of their responses and the reasons for the correct response.

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APSAC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Types of Child Maltreatment, Course #3530, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 01/07/2022 – 01/07/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2.75 General Social Work Practice continuing education credits.
Course #3531, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 01/07/2022 – 01/07/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 General Social Work Practice continuing education credits.
Course #3532, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 01/07/2022 – 01/07/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 General Social Work Practice continuing education credits.
Course #3533, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 01/07/2022 – 01/07/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 General Social Work Practice continuing education credits. ​

Course #3534, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards  (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by American Professional  Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) as an individual course. Individual courses, not  providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the  final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing  education credit. ACE course approval period: 01/07/2022 – 01/07/2024. Social workers  completing this course receive 1 General Social Work Practice continuing education credits.

Completion certificates will be generated automatically when each module and post-test is completed. For registrants taking the entire course of all eight modules, CEU certificates will be generated at the end of the month in which the final module and all requirements are completed. For registrations receiving credit for fewer than eight modules, the certificate will be generated at the end of the month in which all requirements, including post-test and evaluation, are completed. All certificates will be sent via email to the address used for course registration.
Those attending in groups are also subject to the course completion requirements (must log in individually, and complete post test and evaluation).

APSAC receives no funds from any commercial organization for financial support of its activities in providing continuing education sponsorship of the Colloquium. The Institute’s sponsorship of this Conference does not imply endorsement of featured exhibits.

The Online Course has been rated as intermediate. Participants are urged to review module  descriptions for appropriateness for professional and personal development.

The APSAC/Foundling On-line course modules includes multiple lectures delivered by national experts. Lectures are composed of slides, graphics, recorded videos, and references. All references and citations are included as part of the course materials. 

The APSAC/Foundling On-line course  offers no “ethics hours”. The APSAC/Foundling On-line course offers no “academic” credit and CE hours awarded are not eligible toward fulfillment of a degree.  

All presenters, planners or anyone in a position to control the content of this continuing education activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/legally recognized domestic partner has any financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this activity.  

For accommodations on the basis of disability please contact: cwest@apsac.org.

If you would like to request a refund for part or all of the Online Course, please contact onlinetraining@apsac.org.