The seminar (Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse) opened my eyes as to how simple behaviors can illustrate a call for help."
Young children may not be able to talk about their feelings. They 'act' out the good and bad in their lives. We can help by teaching an understanding of the signs, how to handle and when to report!
Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse
If a mandated reporter has "reasonable cause to suspect", he or she must report. It is the law and you are responsible, legally and ethically. The ramifications of not reporting allow a perpetrator to continue offending and are devastating to the child. This workshop explains in detail what to look for and how to handle these problems in your environment.
Family Support Line offers a series of seminars specifically for professionals working with children. Our aim is to help those professionals understand the signs of abuse and respond in the most productive way. Programs are presented at schools, colleges, mental health agencies, residential facilities and other venues upon request.
Who Should Attend:
It is important that administrators, teachers, counselors, social workers, therapists and anyone who works with children attend this training so that they can recognize and respond to child abuse. Increasingly, volunteers are required to attend trainings and report any suspected abuse of children. It is critical that schools and organizations understand the issues, the law, and have the skills to handle a disclosure and follow-up to support the children in their care.