Virtual Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting for Professionals
Time & Location
About the Event
Marcy Hara, MSW
Professionals who work directly with at-risk children and youth are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. It is critical that mandated reporters are trained to recognize the signs of different types of abuse or neglect. Additionally, a mandated reporter must fully understand how and where to report suspected abuse in accordance with their legal obligation.
- Learn the definitions of the four different types of child abuse; physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse.
- Describe the physical and behavioral indicators of the four types of child abuse.
- Understand the legal responsibilities of a mandated reporter.
- Know when and how to contact the appropriate agency.
- Develop an increased understanding of the complexity of responding to child abuse and neglect by learning the possible outcomes after reporting to child welfare.
9:00 – 9:15am Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of the training
9:15 – 9:45am Child Abuse Statistics and Legal History
9:45– 10:15am Requirements of a Mandated Reporter in California
10:15 – 10:30am Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
10:30 – 11:15am Identifying and defining Child Abuse; physical and behavioral indicators
11:15am – 12:30pm Identifying and defining Child Abuse; physical and behavioral indicators, con’t
12:30 – 1pm Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:00 – 2:00pm Identifying and defining Child Abuse; physical and behavioral indicators, con’t
2:00 – 3:00pm Identifying and defining Child Abuse; physical and behavioral indicators, con’t
3:00 – 3:15pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
3:15 – 3:45pm Child Abuse in a cultural context
3:45 – 4:00pm Mandated Reporting Procedures
4:00 – 4:45pm Public Child Welfare in California: After the report is made…
4:45 – 5pm Wrap-up and evaluations
Meet Our Trainer
Marcy Hara has a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) and has worked in Public Child Welfare since 2000. She has provided case management and support to children and families dealing with child abuse and neglect as a direct services Social Worker in Continuing Services and Dependency Investigations/Court units. Ms. Hara was promoted to a Supervisor in 2014 and supervised a unit of Emergency Response Social Workers and later supervised newly hired Social Workers in the Staff Development department. She currently supervises in the Resource Family Approval program in Contra Costa County, providing supervision to social workers who certify resource families to become foster parents. Ms. Hara has trained on many different child welfare topics, including mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect since 2008, in addition to creating child welfare curriculum over the past ten years.
This course meets the qualifications for (7.0) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.