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Act 31 Mandated Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting 2022 - NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

3.00 CE Hours Available

This training fulfills the requirements for mental health professionals to obtain 2-3 hours of PA Dept. of Human Services (DHS) and professional board-approved Continuing Education on current Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting. Professionals will learn the role and responsibilities of Mandated Reporters to include time frames.

All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
Streaming videos and audio downloads will be available immediately after checkout
Mailed CD and DVD formats include the printed handouts and CE test in an attractive portfolio


Participants will be able to describe:

  • Differences between Child Protective Services and General Protective Services
  • Relevant definitions including: child, perpetrator, acts or failures to act, categories of child abuse, and exclusions to child abuse
  • Provisions and responsibilities for reporting suspected child abuse
  • Indicators for the recognition of child abuse


Description of Child Welfare in PA Child Protective Services (CPS) General Protective Services (GPS)

  • Description/differentiation of the two types
  • Criteria for a report being CPS vs. GPS

Descriptions that Must be Covered

  • Components of Child Abuse
  • All Categories of Child Abuse
  • Exclusions of Child Abuse

Provisions and Responsibilities for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse

  • Permissive Reporters
  • Mandated Reporters
  • Reporting Process
  • Protections for Reporters
  • Penalties for Failure to Report
  • Mandated Reporters Right-to-Know
  • Recognition/Indicators of Child Abuse 

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