Massachusetts: Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
To streamline user access, Mocingbird provides a direct link to Massachusett's approved course for Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation provided by the Middlesex Children's Advocacy Center.
Report with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families ("DCF"), professionals who have been designated by the Legislature as mandated reporters are required by law to do so.
Because they often are the first adults to see signs of or be told about abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation, mandated reporters play an integral part in the protection of our children.
This online training was designed by the Middlesex Children’s Advocacy Center in collaboration with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office to help mandated reporters:
- Understand their legal obligations as mandated reporters
- Recognize possible signs and symptoms of maltreatment
- Know how to respond to a child who discloses abuse
- Know how to file a 51A Report
- Understand what happens after a 51A Report is filed
This course is offered through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
To take this course you will be redirected to Middlesex Children Advocacy Center's website. You must login or create an account with Middlesex Children Advocacy Center in order to complete this activity.
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