Every 8 seconds someone files a report of suspected child abuse. More than half of all reports come from mandated reporters, including child care workers and foster parents. Child abuse laws vary from state to state and the list of mandated reporters and their responsibilities is continually updated. This course discusses the challenges and responsibilities mandated reporters face and provides strategies to help insure the investigation process is not compromised.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- list and describe types of child abuse
- know what to include in a report of suspected child abuse
- identify who is obligated to report suspected child abuse
- identify two factors to consider when reporting suspected abuse
- describe common elements of the abuse investigation process
- identify mandated reporter skills