OSSE, in collaboration with the DC Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA), will host a mandated reporter training in October. Mandated reporters are professionals obligated by the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and DC law to report known or suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect. In DC, mandated reporters include school officials, teachers, athletic coaches, counselors, social service workers, and other direct care professionals. The training will provide information on:
- How to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect
- How to talk to child and youth victims
- When to report
- How to report
For more information or questions, please contact OSSE's Special Programs Unit at (202) 478-2409 or email@example.com.