Mandated Reporter

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Course Overview

The Mandated Reporter training is designed to educate individuals on their legal obligation to report suspected cases of adult and child abuse or neglect. This training covers several key aspects:

Key Components of the Training:

  1. Legal Responsibilities: It outlines the specific laws and regulations that define who is considered a mandated reporter, what constitutes abuse or neglect, and the reporting process.
  2. Identifying Abuse and Neglect: Participants learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect in adults and children. This includes physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as neglect such as lack of supervision or failure to provide basic needs.
  3. Reporting Procedures: It provides detailed guidance on how to report suspicions or incidents of abuse or neglect to the appropriate authorities, usually Adult Protective Servies (APS) Child Protective Services (CPS), or law enforcement. This includes information on when and how to make a report, what information is needed, and the importance of timely reporting.
  4. Case Scenarios and Examples: It gives case studies or real-life scenarios to illustrate different types of abuse or neglect and to help participants understand how to apply their knowledge in real-world situations.
  5. Confidentiality and Immunity: Participants are informed about the confidentiality of the reporting process and any legal protections or immunity they may have as mandated reporters, as well as the potential consequences of failing to report.
  6. Resources and Support: It also provides information on support services available to adults, children, and families involved in abuse or neglect cases, and how to connect them with appropriate resources.

Overall, This Mandated Reporter training aims to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill their legal obligations and to protect the well-being of adults and children in their care or community. It plays a crucial role in safeguarding them and ensuring that incidents of abuse or neglect are promptly addressed and investigated.

Course Content

  • Mandated Reporter
    • Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect

    • Reporting Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

  • Lessons 2
  • Language English
  • Skill Beginner
  • Last Update June 23, 2024