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

Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training

This one-day training runs once each semester
Next date TBA
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (rooms 211-212),
921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka (next to the Adorni Center)

This course has been designed specifically for mandated reporters of child abuse. In this 7.5-hour training you will learn about the definitions and indicators of child abuse and neglect. You will find out how a mandated reporter is different from a discretionary reporter, and what is reasonable suspicion of abuse. Reporting procedures will be discussed. You will have an opportunity to discuss particular questions you have about the reporting process and will learn about the continuum of responses and services available to families after child abuse reports are made. Instructors for this course will present information from the perspective of Humboldt County Child Welfare Services.

The training previously scheduled on March 27 has been cancelled.


Cara Barnes, M.A., psychology, has been a social worker in the Emergency Response Unit since 1990. She also has a pupil personnel services credential and a single subject teaching credential.

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

Continuing Education

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.

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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