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Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect

Presented by Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Social Services Branch
and Humboldt State University College of Extended Education and Global Engagement

Next training: Friday, Oct. 27

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (rooms 211-212), 921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka (next to the Adorni Center)

  • Learn about the definitions and indicators of child abuse and neglect;
  • Describe the difference between mandated and discretionary reporters;
  • Discuss reporting procedures and address questions about the reporting process; and
  • Learn about the continuum of responses and services available to families

This course has been designed for mandated reporters: health practitioners, including but not limited to physicians and surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, MFTs and interns, dentists and hygienists, residents, interns, podiatrists, chiropractors, nurses, optometrists, EMTs, paramedics; childcare custodians, including but not limited to teachers, instructional aides, child daycare workers, foster parents, youth camp employees, social workers, probation and parole officers; employees of a child protective agency; commercial film and photographic print processors; clergy; firefighters, animal control officers and humane society officers, and child visitation monitors.

Instructor Jed Mefford is a social worker supervisor at Child Welfare Services.

Register by Monday, Oct. 16.

Register for the workshop, non-credit, $40 (includes lunch):

Register for the workshop with optional credit, $25 additional:

Register for the workshop with optional CEUs:*


Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for 7.5 hours of continuing education credit (.75 CEU) for MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. This conference also meets the qualifications for 7.5 hours (.75 CEU) of continuing education for Registered Nurses as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Humboldt State University is a California Board of Behavioral Science approved provider of continuing education, PCE 774, and CEP 1012 for Nursing. Workshop check-in begins at 8:15 a.m., and the workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Participants must sign in and attend the entire workshop in order to receive a certificate of completion after the workshop has concluded. There is a $10 fee for cancellation prior to the workshop. Once the workshop has begun, there is no refund for non-attendance.

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