Mandated Reporting: State and local examples
The following resources offer State and local examples of reporting requirements and trainings to support and educate mandated reporters.
Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training: California
Chadwick Center & California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention
Includes general as well as profession-specific training modules for fields of employment, study, and volunteers. The website includes a library of related publications and contact information for regional offices.
Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding for Educators
Virginia Commonwealth University (2011)
Presents a free, online training course that meets Virginia's requirements for teacher certification related to mandatory reporting.
Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting: A Self-Study Guide for People Working With Children
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (2009)
Helps people who work with youth gain an understanding of child maltreatment and related implications. (PDF - 784 KB)
Guam Mandatory Reporting Requirements Regarding Children (PDF - 115 KB)
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (2009)
Provides a list of mandatory reporters and offers guidance on the standard of knowledge needed to make a report, the content and timing of the report, and the liability for failure to report.
Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (PDF - 1290 KB)
Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal, 10(3), 2007
Describes the role of the physician in the medical diagnosis of child abuse and neglect and offers potential schemes to assist in the identification and reporting of suspected maltreatment.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect
Arizona Governor's Office, Children's Justice Programs (2009)
Presents free, online training of four modules that supports mandated reporters in Arizona.
Mandated Reporter Resource Center
New York State Office for Children and Family Services
Provides information about free training for all mandated reporters in New York State.
Montana School Guidelines for the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect, 2011-2012 (PDF - 411 KB)
Child and Family Services Division, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (2011)
Offers criteria for school personnel to identify, report, and respond to the abused and neglected children with whom they have contact. The factsheet includes information on State laws, indicators of different types of maltreatment, reporting procedures, and supporting children and families.
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Mandated Reporters
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services & Chicago Children's Advocacy Center
Offers an online training course created to help all Illinois mandated reporters understand their critical roles in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child abuse.
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Arkansas
Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts (2008)
Provides resources on warning signs, laws, frequently asked questions, a child abuse hotline, and other materials for professionals.
Tune In for Child Safety
The Mayor's Interagency Task Force on Child Welfare and Safety, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, & New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Helps group child care center staff in New York City learn the indicators that may signal abuse and maltreatment and outlines what to do if a staff member suspects that a child is abused or maltreated.
You Are A Mandated Reporter
Michigan State University Chance at Childhood Program
Offers a series of pamphlets, each directed to a specific profession: physicians; nurses; public school administrators, counselors, and teachers; social workers; and clergy.