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CW111 Child Welfare I - Health and Safety
This module on health and safety will introduce you to the basic concepts of nutrition, healthy life styles, symptoms and signs of illness, medication issues, responding to environmental emergencies, and basic good health practices. All of these are important in your work with children.
Course Objective
• Describe health issues related to nutrition, lack of exercise, infections, emergencies, and basic safety.
• Identify risk behaviors, signs of illness, and unsafe behaviors.
• Describe the basic food groups, proper food storage, food preparation, and good nutritional habits.
• Describe the importance of physical exercise and its role in maintaining a healthy life style.
• Identify the steps involved in standard precautions used to control infection.

Intended Audience
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
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