Foster Parent College: The Role of Mandated Child Abuse Reporters

Every 8 seconds a report of suspected child abuse is made. More than half of all suspected child abuse complaints 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 being updated. Mandated reporters are faced with emotionally charged situations that call for clear thinking and responsible reporting.
This class discusses the challenges and responsibilities of mandated child abuse reporting. The course provides strategies for information collection and confidential reporting that will help ensure the investigation process is not compromised.