Professional Education Workshops

Offering several 3-hour workshops annually. Attendees include psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, educators, and other professionals in the field of human services. The public may also attend.

In-Person Location: Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22

Online via Zoom

Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse: Knowing Your Role in the Protection of Our Children

October 20, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
New Hybrid Format: Register for In-Person or Online Attendance
Presented by Jamie Pfister, MPH, and Patricia McLaughlin - Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
The instructional level is introductory. The registration fee is $50.00.

The goal of this training is to increase the likelihood of mandated reporters making a report of suspected incidents of child abuse to child protective services or law enforcement including incidents of serious physical injury, serious mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, imminent risk, and serious physical neglect. The training is listed and approved by the Department of Human Services in accordance with Act 31 of 2014, and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in accordance with Act 126 of the Pennsylvania Public School Code.

At the end of this activity the learner will be able to:

  • List indicators of serious physical injury, serious mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, imminent risk, and serious physical neglect.
  • Discuss how to identify signs of serious physical injury, serious mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, imminent risk, and serious physical neglect.
  • Describe the dynamics of child abuse.
  • Describe what is “reasonable cause” in suspecting child abuse.
  • Explain who is classified as a mandated reporter and what those responsibilities are under the Child Protective Services Law.
  • Describe the procedure for reporting of child abuse to child protective services.
  • Discuss your obligation/responsibility to report suspected child abuse to child protective services.
For planning purposes, please carefully consider your attendance selection at the time of registration as we are unable to accommodate last-minute changes. A day before the presentation, all registrants will receive detailed instructions via e-mail on how to join the presentation based on their selected attendance option, and how to receive CE credits.

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Continuing Education Credits

Three continuing education credits will be offered for PA Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, and NBCC Counselors. NOVA will provide Act 31 credit for licensed professionals in Pennsylvania and Act 126 credit for educators.

APA

FCP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education to psychologists, and maintains responsibility for this program and content.
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NBCC

FCP is approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6164. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. FCP is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

PA Social Workers

PA State Board accepts APA and NBCC approval for SW, MFT, and LPC. All workshops provide three Continuing Education Credits.

Please note FCP’s Workshop Grievance Procedure. For more information on contact hours, the cancellation policy, or accommodations for attendees with special needs, please contact info@fcpartnership.org or (267) 247-5584.