Becoming an Effective Mandated Reporter
Our mandated reporter training offers insight into how child abuse cases are handled in Warren and Washington counties. We utilize a panel of experts who share their knowledge and experience on the following:
- The benefit of Child Advocacy Centers
- How to identify signs of child abuse and unsafe situations for children
- The important role of a Mandated Reporter in keeping children safe
- What happens after a report is accepted to the child abuse hotline
The panel of experts includes representatives from Child Protective Services, Law Enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, Victim Advocacy, and the Warren Washington C.A.R.E. Center. This training is 90 minutes long and can be completed virtually or in-person.
Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children
The Warren Washington C.A.R.E. Center’s Outreach Coordinator is an authorized facilitator of the nationally recognized Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention program. Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed, award-winning two-hour training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Through interviews with child sexual abuse survivors, experts, and treatment providers, Stewards of Children® teaches adults practical actions they can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their organizations, families, and communities. This prevention program can be offered virtually or in-person.
The Protect Yourself Animated Videos
We offer a school based child abuse prevention program developed by the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation. The “Protect Yourself Rules” has been endorsed by national education associations, the national YMCA, and others. The program’s main goal is to educate children about what to do when confronted with unsafe situations. The program has been developed and scripted by child advocates, therapists, and national scholars. It has been tested and presented in schools throughout the United States and is approved under the Erin’s Law mandate.