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February 20, 2024

What States Require Volunteers to Report?

Since the adoption of CA AB 506 in January 2022, youth service organizations in California have been required to develop and implement child abuse prevention policies, including requirements for mandated reporting training for admins, employees, and full-time volunteers.
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February 8, 2024

Are Nursing Students Mandated Reporters?

What drove you to enroll in that first course in your nursing program? Like many, you may have been fueled by a desire to help your community and future patients. Many states expand that duty and commitment to safety and health by requiring nurses, like other medical professionals, to report suspected abuse and neglect.
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December 12, 2023

How Massachusetts Revamped Their Mandated Reporter Training Platform

Massachusetts and their Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) turned to MandatedReporterTraining.com for a cloud-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) Learning Management System (LMS) solution along with the content necessary to deliver Mandated Reporter Training to state-mandated reporters of abuse.
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December 12, 2023

5 Reasons Why Mandated Reporter Training is Crucial for HR Staff

Your human resources team plays a vital role in your organization. Among other things, they field complaints of misconduct, keep your employees safe, and ensure your business complies with state and federal employment laws.
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November 27, 2023

How to Use MandatedReporterTraining.com to Power Your Training

MandatedReporterTraining.com is a simple, effective solution for your training program. This turn-key platform is ready for you to add your team members and start your mandated reporter training program. Discover the features and benefits that make this platform a natural fit for organizations.
Group of older adults sitting together. Find out how dementia can impact the risk of elder abuse.
October 27, 2023

Does Dementia Increase the Risk of Elder Abuse?

Dementia affects 5 million people worldwide. The population most affected by dementia is the elderly — only 9% of people with dementia are younger than 65. While dementia brings a myriad of well-known cognitive and physical problems to those affected, there is a lesser-known side-effect of dementia diseases that is just as harmful.
Nurse comforts a scared child. Discover the #1 reason why healthcare workers don’t report child abuse.
October 26, 2023

The #1 Reason Healthcare Workers Don’t Report Child Abuse

Healthcare professionals have direct access to children who are victims of abuse and are in a unique position to identify the physical signs of intentional abuse and neglect. Healthcare professionals understand their role as mandated reporters.
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October 20, 2023

How Often Do California Nurses Have to Take Continuing Education?

As a nurse, your patient’s care and safety are your first priority. The State of California has continuing education requirements to help you ensure you’re treating your patients with the most up-to-date knowledge and practices.
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October 13, 2023

2023 Update: What You Need to Know About the Elder Justice Act

Elder abuse is a grave and often underreported occurrence that affects 1 in 10 U.S. seniors. This type of abuse can include sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse, financial exploitation, and self-neglect.
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October 6, 2023

CA Nurses: Get Your CE Hours With Mandated Reporter Training

If you’re a nurse in California, taking Mandated Reporter Training can now count towards your Continuing Education (CE) requirement from the Board of Registered Nursing. Nurses in the state of California have an essential duty to protect their patients as mandated reporters of abuse.
A female nurse smiling as she assesses a young child. Find out what nurses are responsible for reporting.
October 3, 2023

What Are Nurses Responsible for Reporting?

A nursing career comes with many responsibilities. Nurses are the foundation of our healthcare system: caring for patients, supporting healthcare teams, administering medications, and providing expert care for patients from birth to the end of life.
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September 19, 2023

The Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

About 1 in 10 people over the age of 60 experience some form of elder abuse, and spotting signs of it can be difficult to do. Common signs can include physical injuries, negative behavioral changes, or unexplained transactions.
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September 14, 2023

Are Nurses Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse Outside of Work?

As a nurse, you don your scrubs each day, knowing you have a duty to protect your patients. In many states, that responsibility extends to a legal calling to protect your patients from abuse or neglect.
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September 7, 2023

6 Reasons Why Elder Abuse Goes Unreported

1 in 10 seniors in the United States will experience elder abuse. This all-too-common tragedy impacts aging adults over age 60 at home and in retirement communities throughout the country. Despite its prevalence, only an estimated 1 in 24 cases will be reported to the authorities.
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August 9, 2023

Mandated Reporting vs Permissive Reporting

Permissive and mandatory reporting are two of the most crucial safety nets when it comes to the safety and protection of vulnerable parties, particularly children. These reporting systems, often associated with cases of abuse or neglect, play a crucial role in ensuring the welfare of these individuals.
A female Black medical professional is smiling and treating a young patient. Find out what the mandatory reporting training requirements are for nurses.
July 31, 2023

What Are Mandatory Reporting Training Requirements For Nurses?

Healthcare providers are one of the few professionals that regularly come into contact with the vulnerable populations most at risk for abuse. There are an estimated 21 million victims of human trafficking worldwide, and it’s estimated that 30-88% of U.
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Should I Add Mandated Reporter Training to My Resume?

Based on your profession and state, you may be required to complete mandated reporter training. Every year the list of professions evolves and changes, so it’s essential to stay up to date with the laws in your state.
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How Implicit Bias Influences Mandated Reporters

When first stepping into your role as a mandated reporter, it’s easy to assume that most people could easily define and spot child abuse or neglect. However, bias can impact your initial judgment of a situation and influence what you report or overlook.
A behavioral analyst counseling a young boy. Virginia HB751 adds counselors to the list of mandated reporters.
February 9, 2023

Virginia Bill Expands List of Mandated Reporters

A Virginia bill expanding the persons required to report suspected child abuse and neglect was enacted in 2023. Find out who’s required to report in Virginia, how to make a report, and the penalties for failing to report.
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Illinois SB 3833 Expands the State's List of Mandated Reporters

Illinois has expanded its list of which professions are considered mandated reporters of child abuse in the state. The law, SB 3833, was signed into law in May 2022 and went into effect on January 1, 2023.
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Nevada Deploys Mandated Reporter Training to Stop Child Abuse

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Child and Family Services is helping mandated reporters understand how to spot and report suspected abuse and neglect with a new online Mandated Reporter Training system.
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October 13, 2022

Which States Have Mandatory Domestic Violence Reporting?

Domestic violence is more common than you’d think. Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence, affects approximately 41% of women and 25% of men in their lifetime, according to the CDC.
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October 13, 2022

How Savvy States Are Deploying Mandated Reporter Training

Every U.S. state has mandated reporter requirements in place. The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) requires each state to have procedures in place for certain individuals to report suspected child abuse and neglect.
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Understanding the Difference Between Discipline vs Abuse

Mandated reporters, supporters, and child safety advocates often have to determine what constitutes suspected abuse of a child, and what doesn’t. Supporters have a legal and ethical duty to protect children from abuse and neglect and are willing to do whatever they need to keep children safe.
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July 5, 2022

How Long is Mandated Reporter Training Good For in CA?

Do you need to renew your mandated reporter training? In California, certain occupations are legally required to report suspected cases of child abuse and maltreatment. California legislation requires mandated reporter training for businesses that hire teens, teachers and school personnel, and daycare providers and workers.
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February 22, 2022

7 Professions Required to Take CA Mandated Reporter Training

California state law outlines a list of professionals who are required to report suspected child abuse and neglect. For some of these individuals, the state requires these professionals to take Mandated Reporter training in order to fulfill their duty as reporters.
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October 21, 2021

Your Complete Guide to Easy New Hire Training

The Great Resignation means that workers are leaving their old positions in droves, leaving organizations across the U.S. with a desperate need to hire and fill empty seats. However, training a new employee can be costly in terms of both time and resources.
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October 4, 2021

Are Employers Required to Provide Training for Mandated Reporters?

If you employ mandated reporters, your state may require you by law to train them for the responsibility of reporting suspected child abuse and neglect. Federal Law Requires Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect In 1974, Congress passed the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) to create a federal focus for preventing and responding to child abuse.
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September 8, 2021

What Can CAPTA Grants Be Used For?

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) was first enacted 40 years ago to improve child protective systems. Since its inception, CAPTA has been amended several times, most recently by the Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2018.
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August 23, 2021

How to Meet California's Mandated Reporter Training Requirements

Are you required to provide your employees with mandated reporter training? In the State of California, you might be. California’s Child Abuse Neglect and Reporting Act designates certain individuals as mandated reporters and institutes training requirements to ensure these individuals are able to perform their duties and keep children safe.
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August 9, 2021

How Organizations Can Respond to CA's New Mandated Reporter Law

On January 1, 2021, new California legislation will go into effect that makes human resources employees and some supervisors mandated reporters of child abuse. AB 1963 applies to companies that have more than 5 employees who employ minors.
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July 15, 2021

How an LMS Makes Mandated Reporter Training Simple and Easy

A Learning Management System (LMS) provides a simple and effective way of deploying training for mandated reporters. The LMS included in the Mandated Reporter Training platform has been designed specifically to ensure that individuals, organizations, and States are compliant with regulations pertaining to child abuse identification and reporting.
A teenager working in a coffee shop. Learn more about hiring young workers.
May 12, 2021

6 Things to Know About Hiring Young Workers

Does your company hire teenagers? Many companies offer jobs to younger workers, particularly in retail and food service. There are many benefits to hiring younger workers, not the least of which is the opportunity to offer someone their first job and help them start their career.
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February 11, 2021

What are the Mandated Reporter Training Requirements in CA?

The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) is a California law requiring employers to identify mandated reporters, persons who are required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect.
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January 12, 2021

What California Businesses Need to Know About AB 1963

As of January 1, 2021 employers throughout the state of California may be required to provide mandated reporter training to certain employees. This is due to Assembly Bill (AB) 1963, which adds HR employees and supervisors at businesses with more than 5 employees that also employ teens to the state’s list of mandated reporters.
A manager in a cafe working on his tablet while teen employees work in the background. Learn more about California’s mandated reporter training requirements.
December 15, 2020

How Changes to California Mandated Reporter Law Impact Employers

As of January 1, 2021, an update to California’s mandated reporting law will impact human resources employees and supervisors at organizations who hire teens throughout the state. Discover what this and other recent legislative changes mean for businesses in the state.
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November 14, 2020

Why is Mandated Reporter Training Important?

Child abuse is a critical issue in the United States, where nearly five children die every day due to abuse and neglect. Every 10 seconds, a new report of abuse is made.