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Keeping DC Children and Youth Safe: Mandated Reporter Training Report Child Abuse & Neglect, CFSA 24 Hour Hotline, 202-671-7233

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Training Overview

The purpose of this online training is to educate a wide audience of Washington DC professionals mandated to report child abuse and neglect.

What's Involved?

Step 1: Register (at; an email is required).
Step 2: Take a pre-training test containing 15 questions.
Step 3: Complete the training.
Step 4: Take a post-training test.
Step 5: Print a certificate of completion.

What Will You Learn?

This engaging training contains definitions, examples, and signs of child abuse and neglect, numerous links to resources and DC legal codes, helpful tips for mandated reporters, and interactive learning checks to confirm you learned important concepts.

After you complete this training, you should be able to:

  • Understand your legal obligations as a mandated reporter
  • Define the types of child abuse and neglect
  • Recognize signs of child abuse and neglect
  • Identify groups of children who may be at a higher risk for abuse or neglect
  • Learn how to respond to a child who discloses abuse or neglect
  • Know how to prepare for and make a report of child abuse/neglect
  • Understand the process that occurs after a report is made

How Long Is the Training?

The average completion time is 2.0 hours if you register, take the pre- and post-training tests, and participate in all the learning activities all at one time. However, there is no time limit, so feel free to browse through the optional resources as you learn. If you need to leave the training, you may logout and return later by using your email and password.

This training is an opportunity for you, the DC Mandated Reporter, to learn as much as possible about this important role. Use the numerous activities and links to refresh previous knowledge and to learn new skills that will help you fulfill your mandate to report child abuse and neglect.

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