Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting
Time & Location
About the Event
Dr. Lauren Szyper
Participants will learn about the role of a mandated reporter, signs of abuse reporters look for, and the process of making a report. Child welfare laws will be reviewed. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss the challenges with being a mandated reporter.
- Identify signs of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect.
- Understand your legal obligations as a mandated reporter as defined by your state.
- Know the steps for reporting, including essential information to provide.
- Understand the value of your role as a mandated reporter and name potential positive outcomes of reporting.
8:45 Sign In
• Overview of the agenda
• Review of training goals and objectives
• Introductions and discussion of current experiences as a mandated reporter
• Review of what the group would like to be sure to learn from the training aside from the establish training goals and objectives
• Examining our own biases and concerns around mandated reporting
• The role of a mandated reporter
• The importance of explaining your role as a mandated reporter to your clients
• Child welfare laws
10:30-10:40: Morning Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
• What constitutes abuse
• Physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect
• Recent addendum for sexual exploitation and media
• Assessing for abuse
12:00-1:00: Lunch break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
• Brief review of material covered in the morning
• The process of making a CPS report
• Informing your client of making a report
• The role of child welfare
• Differential Response intensive case management
2:30-2:40: Afternoon Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
• Case Studies
• Applying what you have learned to scenarios
• Discussion of personal experiences when making a report
• Opportunities for final questions
• Review of training objectives and assuring they have been met
• Discussion of how participants will utilize what they learned in their day to day work
• Complete evaluations
Meet Our Trainer
Dr. Lauren Szyper is a clinical psychologist who has worked with individuals, families, and groups for over 18 years. Her background involves working in community mental health and school-based settings serving predominantly diverse high-risk clientele including those in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Areas of specialty include working with mood disorders, co-occurring disorders, complex trauma, and with the LGBTQ+ community. She is presently the Clinical Director for the SF Stress and Anxiety Center, has a Saturday private practice in Oakland, and is a clinical trainer.
This course meets the qualifications for (6) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.