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Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect for School Personnel

Massachusetts | English only

School Personnel in Massachusetts will learn the definitions, requirements, and protections associated with being a mandated reporter. This course is designed for teachers, aides, administrators, and other people employed by schools.

What You Will Learn

This training consists of four lessons, each of which will conclude with questions to test your knowledge of the material.

  • The role of school personnel in preventing child abuse and neglect
  • Types of child abuse and neglect and how to recognize them
  • How abuse and neglect affect children with disabilities
  • How to report suspected or known child abuse
  • Recognizing challenges with reporting
  • The timeline of events that follow a report
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How it Works

Mandated Reporter Training consists of specialized training followed by an exam to test your knowledge and earn your certificate.

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The learning path begins with a 10-question pre-training assessment designed to test the learner's knowledge prior to taking the course.

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General Training

General Training provides an overview of the definitions, requirements, and protections associated with being a mandated reporter. It is a prerequisite for any profession-specific training.

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The Profession-Specific Training offers additional insight into the duties and responsibilities of a mandated reporter, tailored for your occupation.

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At the conclusion of the training, you will take a final exam which will test the information that you have learned during the training.

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After completing all the courses, you will be issued a certificate, which will serve as proof of your completion of the training.

Convenient, Instant Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of this training, learners will gain instant access to a personalized certificate of completion. This certificate is easily migrated between jobs and employers and makes it convenient to provide proof that all training requirements have been fulfilled.

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Additional resources available in the course are also always accessible on this website under the Resources tab.

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