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.
Training Mandated Reporters in Nevada
Mandated reporters—persons required by law to report suspected abuse or neglect—can face serious consequences for failing to report. In Nevada, a person who fails to report is guilty of a misdemeanor. Subsequent failures to report are classified as gross misdemeanors, which carry increased fines and longer jail sentences than standard misdemeanors.
While the stakes are high for mandated reporters, they’re even higher for abuse victims.
- Homicide accounts for 6.7% of child deaths in Nevada
- 7.1 out of every 1,000 NV children are affected by child abuse and neglect annually
- 21 of these children will die as a result of abuse
Identifying potential abuse is not always easy for the professional required by law to make reports.
When does a report need to be made?
What should a report include?
Can a person make a report anonymously?
This confusion is why many states are beginning to provide a standardized training system to help mandated reporters understand their duties and how to carry them out. A state-wide, standardized training program can help reporters get the knowledge they need to carry out their responsibilities.
NDHHS Deploying Simple’s Mandated Reporter Training
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Child and Family Services (NDHHS) has turned to Simple’s Mandated Reporter Training to create a standardized training solution for the state’s mandated reporters.
Simple LMS is a highly versatile online learning platform that deploys training solutions for organizations and entities. Simple’s Mandated Reporter Training product is designed to help states, businesses, and other organizations deploy online training courses specifically for mandated reporters.
Simple crafted a mandated reporter training solution that incorporates the legislative requirements for the state. The LMS (learning management system) features, plus the actual course content, can be customized for customers.
In Nevada, that means providing a general training course for all of the mandated reporters specified by law to report abuse (find the full list of reporters below).
When reporters complete their online training programs, they can request a certificate of completion, which can be provided to employers.
Who are Mandated Reporters in Nevada?
Nevada Revised Statute, Chapter 432B, requires mandated reporters who have reasonable cause to believe child abuse may be occurring (or has occurred) to make a report to a Child Protective Services (CPS) or law enforcement agency.
In Nevada, mandated reporters include:
- Persons providing services licensed or certified in this State pursuant to, without limitation, hospitals, physicians and other medical personnel, psychologists, therapists, social workers, and counselors, as described in chapters 450B, 630, 630A, 631, 632, 633, 634, 634A, 635, 636, 637, 637B, 639, 640, 640A, 640B, 640C, 640D, 640E, 641, 641A, 641B, and 641C
- Any personnel of a licensed medical facility engaged in the admission, examination, care, or treatment of persons or an administrator, manager, or other person in charge of the medical facility upon notification of suspected abuse or neglect of a child by a member of the staff of the medical facility
- Members of the clergy, Christian Science practitioners, or religious healers
- Employees of public or private schools and any volunteers serving at such schools Persons who maintain or are employed by facilities that provide care for children, children’s camps, or other public or private facilities, institutions, or agencies furnishing care to children
- Persons licensed to conduct foster homes
- Officers or employees of law enforcement agencies or adult or juvenile probation officers
- Except as otherwise provided below, attorneys
- Persons who maintain, are employed by, or serve as volunteers for agencies or services that advise persons regarding abuse or neglect of a child and refer them to persons and agencies where their requests and needs can be met
- Persons who are employed by or serve as volunteers for a youth shelter
- Any adult person who is employed by an entity that provides organized activities for children, including, without limitation, any person who is employed by a school district or public school
What Can Mandated Reporter Training Do For You?
Mandated Reporter Training is available for organizations large and small. It is utilized by public entities, such as the State of Nevada, as well as private entities, such as Inspired Brands, to train employees and individuals.
Whether you’re looking to train a dozen employees or an entire state’s worth of mandated reporters, find out how Mandated Reporter Training from Simple can make that task easy, streamlined, and transparent.