Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect for Early Intervention
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Morris Plains, NJ
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This collaborative venture is sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP), funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (NJDCF) and offered to the New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS). Training events will be offered in three locations during summer 2014 and will be open to all Early Intervention personnel throughout the state.
The two-hour training will provide information on the definition of child abuse and neglect; what are some risk factors and triggers; national and state statistics; how to report; who is a reporter; how prevention education helps families; services provided by NJDCF; and how health care professionals can help keep all children safe and healthy by reporting suspicions about child abuse. Trainers will include a former early intervention system representative along with a representative from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P). This training could possibly serve as part of agency requirements to provide updated information to all employees, per diem, and independent contractors on reporting child abuse and neglect. These events are a repeat of the training sessions provided annually since 2011 and do not address the relationship between EI and DCP&P when abuse has been substantiated and children are receiving early intervention services while in foster care.