Mandated Reporter Training
What is Mandated Reporter Training?
Mandated Reporter Training trains professionals not only how to report child abuse and neglect, but also how to recognize it. It covers topics such as:
- The Child Protection Law
- Responsibilities of Mandated Reporters
- Indicators of child abuse/neglect
- What to do when a child discloses child abuse/neglect
- What does Children’s Protective Services do?
Am I a Mandated Reporter?
Mandated Reporters are defined by law. Mandated reporters are an essential part of the child protection system since they have an enhanced capacity, through their expertise and direct contact with children, to identify suspected child abuse and neglect. Reports made by mandated reporters are confirmed at nearly double the rate of those made by non-mandated reporters.
You are a Mandated Reporter if you are a: physician, dentist, physician’s assistant, registered dental hygienist, medical examiner, nurse, person licensed to provide emergency medical care, audiologist, psychologist, marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor, social worker, licensed master’s social worker, licensed bachelor’s social worker, registered social service technician, social service technician, school administrator, school counselor or teacher, law enforcement officer, member of the clergy, regulated child care provider.
Attend a Mandated Reporter Training
Training is $5 for students and $15 for professionals. Discounted rates can be negotiated for groups of 30 or more.
Resources for Mandated Reporters
To report suspicions of child abuse and neglect, please call Child Protective Services toll-free at 855-444-3911.