Here are some of the highlights for this course.

  • No admission requirements, no application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the course

  • Receive a certificate of course completion.

Course Overview

In this one-hour, self-directed, online course, learners will explore what to do if child abuse is suspected and who to contact in these circumstances.  Learners will also explore the different types of child abuse and the various signs and symptoms to be aware of when working with children.  Lastly, learners will learn about the Child, Youth, and Family Services Act and a person's Duty to Report, and what is considered reasonable grounds as it relates to this Act. 

Review the curriculum below to see the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a certificate of completion.

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Recognize what to do if you suspect child abuse and who to contact

  • Recognize the Child, Youth, and Family Services Act as it relates to a person's Duty to Report and "reasonable grounds"

  • Describe child abuse and the different types of abuse

  • Discuss what you would do if you suspect a child is being abused or in danger


    1. Land Acknowledgement

    2. Introduction from Sault College's eLearning Department

    3. Before we begin...

    4. What is asynchronous online self-directed learning?

    5. Learner Resources and Supports

    6. Technology Requirements

    7. Privacy and Accessibility Policies

    8. Navigation

    9. Learner Introductions

    10. Discussion Forum: Learner Engagement

    11. Technical Discussion Forum

    12. Frequently Asked Questions

    13. Help & Contact Information

    1. Welcome and Course Information

    2. Micro-credential Overview

    3. Learning Outcomes & Goals

    4. Modes of Learning

    1. Child Abuse (Pre-Test)

    2. Duty to Report

    3. Discussion Forum: Scenario-Based Learning (Child Neglect)

    4. Discussion Forum: Scenario-Based Learning (Homeless 16-Year-Old)

    5. Child Abuse (Post-Test)

    1. Before you go...

    2. You're Almost Done

About this course

  • $39.99
  • 24 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content