Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Mandated Reporter of Suspected Child Abuse Training through the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center (CWRC) Goes Live:

Just a reminder that the CWRC Mandated Reporter Training went live on November 14, 2014. For those desiring to review this program, plan on 3 hours. As information is being disseminated, remember that the main statutes dealing with mandated reporters and training are Act 31 of 2014, Act 33 of 2014, and Act 44 of 2014. There was a substantial expansion of who is now considered a mandated reporter, including those maintaining professional licenses, certain attorneys, and volunteers who work with kids, such as coaches. There is also now a mandatory training component for those who are considered mandated reporters. If there is a question regarding whether someone is a mandated reporter, this training can assist them with ascertaining for certain. Please feel free to disseminate this information to those people in your counties that are impacted.

This course is approved for 3 continuing education credits and has been approved by the PA Department of Human Services and Department of State to meet mandated reporting (Act 31) license requirements. All other licensing-related questions should be referred to your respective Board(s).

If not already a CWRC registered user, you will need to register on the first screen in order to access the curriculum. The training can be found at the following link: