An Interactive Online Learning Program on Child Abuse and Its Reporting
Benjamin H Levi, Penn State College of MedicineMandy Mundy, Network of Victim AssistanceCathleen Palm, Center for Children’s JusticeNicole Verdiglione, Penn State College of MedicineRichard Fiene, Research Institute for Key IndicatorsClaudia Mincemoyer, Penn State University
This article describes the content and pedagogical foundations of iLookOut for Child Abuse, an interactive, online learning program that was designed for early childhood professionals and others who provide childcare to young children. It also describes how an online intervention can address a complex social and behavioral issue––viz., how to identify and appropriately respond to concerns of possible child abuse.
Keywords: early childhood professional, professional development, online education, mandated reporter, experiential learning, child abuse