course »Understanding Child Abuse Assessment, Reporting and Care in Work with Youth

Date: 11/9/2016, 9:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
Phone: 510-654-4004
Service providers as well as professionals working with at risk youth will learn both the laws related to child abuse reporting and the procedures necessary to fulfill these obligations and will explore practical and proven subjects related to assessing and reporting child abuse. Material will be presented through lecture, videos and group work and will be taught at an introductory level. This course offers BBS CEUs and meets the requirement of AB141 for licensure in California for psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

Training Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to apply a clear decision-making matrix to the various circumstances in their work with at risk youth, in order to determine reasonable suspicion and reporting duties.
  • Participants will understand the legal definitions of child abuse and what responsibilities they have as mandated reporters.
  • Participants will be able to define the warning sign clusters and indicators that may lead to reasonable suspicion of child abuse.
  • Participants will be familiar with how to make a child abuse report call and fill out the related forms.
  • Participants will be able to integrate the legal information with irrefutable considerations when working with youth impacted by child abuse and when deciding to make and inform youth about a child abuse report.