Course detail: Physical Child Abuse, Accidental Death and Homicide (Pediatric)

Course description: 
Injuries to babies and children are often missed as abuse, due to the lack of awareness and knowledge on the part of law enforcement and medical personnel. This course will cover various types of physical child abuse, including abuse that resulted in homicide. Photographs and case studies will be utilized to enhance learning. This course provides investigators with information to assist them in identifying injuries consistent with child abuse. 

Core Competencies: 
  • Participants will employ best practices as they investigate any crime from its beginning to its eventual disposition; either as an individual, or as part of an investigatory team.

Course Objectives: 
  • Identify and recognize indicators of physical abuse, including bruises, burns, pediatric strangulation, fractures, head trauma, and abdominal injury 
  • Recognize the factors in an accidental death 
  • Understand the alternative light use 

Instructional Methods: 
  • Lecture 
  • Discussion 
  • Practical Exercise 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Law Enforcement Officers 

Course Requirements: 

  • 100% Attendance
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 Session Information: LE23045F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 02/24/23 and ending on 02/24/23
Only 22 days left to register!
Times: 08:30am-12:00pm CST


This training "requires" that you have a device with a strong internet connection, microphone/speaker and a camera. If you do not currently have these capabilities, you should secure them before the training.


Name Additional Resources
Colleen Brooks

Facility Detail

Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Meets live online

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $15.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 10 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.