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  • SCNCAC
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • 7 Dec 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Webinar

Registration

  • For Children's Advocacy Center, Multidisciplinary Team, School, or any other professionals who have frequent professional contact with children.

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This is a live virtual 2 hour webinar provided by SCNCAC in collaboration with the University of South Carolina Children's Law Center.

This training is designed for mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect, and any professionals who have frequent contact with children, who play a key role in protecting children by identifying possible maltreatment and reporting it to the agencies responsible for investigation and intervention.  Participants will review the identification of mandatory reporters according to South Carolina law; describe statutory requirements and protections; identify the role and responsibilities of mandated reporters; recognize signs of possible abuse and neglect; and describe when to make a report of child abuse and neglect. 

This training will specifically address the increased risk of maltreatment caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of areas, such as: physical and emotional maltreatment, gender-based violence, mental health and psycho-social distress, social exclusion and increased domestic violence.  This training is designed for Children's Advocacy Center, multidisciplinary team, school teachers, and other professionals who interact with children in a virtual environment. We will review the signs of child abuse and neglect and provide tips for communicating in a virtual environment to assist in the identification of children who are suspected victims of abuse and neglect. 

Training Agenda

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Identify role and responsibilities of mandated reporters
  • Review signs of child abuse and neglect 
  • Provide tips for communicating in a virtual environment
  • Discuss making a report of suspected child abuse and neglect

About our Presenter:

Jessica Hill serves as the Lead Mandated Reporter Trainer for the Children’s Law Center. Jessica oversees the Mandated Reporter Training program, including the development of materials, outreach to promote awareness, and monitoring the effectiveness of the program. She provides training to professionals who are mandated to report child abuse and neglect. Before working with the Children’s Law Center, she was a Training Specialist and Family Case Manager with the Indiana Department of Child Services. She is a Certified Forensic Interviewer and holds an Advanced Forensic Interviewer Certification through Finding Words Indiana. She earned her Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ball State University.


Training Guidelines:

SCNCAC has created virtual training guidelines to support the virtual training environment and to provide a high quality experience for all who attend our training. Please review the training guidelines prior to registering.

SCNCAC Virtual Training Guidelines

If you are a CAC/MDT or School professional and have questions about this training, please use the link below to contact us.

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Training Partner

South Carolina Network of
Children's Advocacy Centers

Empowering SC communities & Childrens's Advocacy Centers to deliver a best practice response to child abuse.

P.O. Box 2195
Columbia, SC 29202
803-576-7250
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