On Wednesday, April 29th, from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon, the final workshop of the FCP 2015 Series will be presented by Mandy Mundy, Director of Education and Training, Network of Victim Assistance, entitled Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse.
Although anyone can report suspected child abuse at any time, certain professionals, called “mandated reporters” are required by law to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment. Mandated reporters are of critical importance in the child abuse prevention effort. This workshop identifies the role and responsibility bystanders, care providers and mandated reporters play in the prevention, protection and intervention of child abuse.
In accordance with ACT 31 of 2014, all health-related licensed professionals, funeral directors, foster parents, operators and employees of child-serving institutions, family day care homes, and school employees are required under to receive three hours of training on Mandated Reporting as a condition of renewal or application for a license under the Department of Human Services (formerly DPW). This workshop offering is approved by the Department of Human Services to meet ACT 31 of 2014 training requirements.
At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Know and understand the roles and responsibilities of mandated reporters under Pennsylvania law.
- Recognize the possible indicators of child abuse
- Know how to make a report of suspected child abuse and neglect with confidence.
- Develop increased understanding of the complexity of responding to child abuse and neglect by learning of possible outcomes when abuse/neglect is reported and the social, emotional and health impact of child abuse.
Please participate in this workshop and join the continuing conversation with the Blog.
As usual, the Workshop will be held at the Health & Wellness Center Auditorium, 847 Easton Rd., Warrington, PA 18976 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM