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Making a Difference: Mandate to Report, Responsibility to Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect

Making a Difference: Mandate to Report, Responsibility to Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect

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  • Flip chart – Expectations Flip chart – Concerns
  • Have a flipchart of the Objectives displayed
  • More information about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) is available online at http://www.acestudy.org/.
  • Data is from 2010 Child Maltreatment Annual Report published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Dec. 2011, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/.
  • Data is from 2010 Child Maltreatment Annual Report published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Dec.2011, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/.
  • Data is from 2010 Child Maltreatment Annual Report published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Dec.2011, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/.
  • Form small groups of 4-6 and ask participants to take five minutes to share answers to the question. After 5 minutes ask each small group to report out. Contribute additional information on warning signs and indicators as needed. Refer participants to Supplementary Participant Handouts in Tab 4 for more information.
  • If embedded video doesn’t work, play play Section 2 of DVD, All About Reporting
  • Refer to Tab 5 Participant Handout, which answers common questions about who should report.
  • Refer to Tab 5 Participant Handout, which answers common questions about who should report. SB 161 is included on Trainers USB Drive
  • SB 161 is included on Trainers USB Drive
  • SB 161 is included on Trainers USB Drive
  • Distribute Disclosure Job Aid Cards to participants (Tab 6). Process with them.
  • Refer to What Happens When You Make a Report Handout Tab 7. Prompt the participants to read the handout pages and mark their questions. Open the floor and respond to questions. Strive to maintain focus on reporting which is the purpose of this training vs. the complexities of CPS response. Note that the initial report will take longer than in the past, due to implementation of the SAMS (Safety Assessment & Management System) Model.
  • These protective factors were identified by The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) http://www.cssp.org, after a comprehensive analysis of child abuse prevention research in conjunction with a consortium of leading child abuse prevention experts and researchers. These Protective Factors or “Circles of Caring” are conditions in families and communities that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. These attributes also serve as buffers against risk factors for child maltreatment.
  • If the following embedded video doesn’t work, play Section 3 of DVD, Responsibility to Prevent, (Circles of Caring).
  • Responsibility to Prevent, (Circles of Caring)

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  • 1. MAKING ADIFFERENCEMandate to Report, Responsibility to PreventChild Abuse & Neglect 1
  • 2. Let’s get started… What do you hope to learn in today’s session? What concerns do you have? Where does your commitment to children stem from? 2
  • 3. OverviewThis workshop will explore how to identifyand report suspected abuse and neglect,and examine ways to build protectivefactors that prevent child abuse andneglect. 3
  • 4. Learning Objectives Demonstrate knowledge of signs of child abuse and neglect. Demonstrate understanding how to report suspected child abuse and neglect. Identify research-based protective factors that prevent child maltreatment. 4
  • 5. About Child Abuse and Neglect Section 1. About Abuse & Neglect 5
  • 6. Facts about Child Maltreatment 130 years since first recognition of child abuse in U.S. Child maltreatment remains a serious problem in U.S. 6
  • 7. Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACEs) have long-term effects. 7
  • 8. Facts about Child MaltreatmentThe estimated costs of treating the effectsof child maltreatment are over $80 billionper year. (Source: Prevent Child Abuse America) 8
  • 9. Facts about Child MaltreatmentIn the nation (2010) 3.3 million CPS referrals of child maltreatment. 695,000 child victims. Over 75% of all substantiated maltreatment is neglect Over 80% of perpetrators are parents Nearly 80% of deaths are < 4 years old. 9
  • 10. Facts about Child MaltreatmentIn West Virginia (2010) 32,244 CPS referrals. 4,133 substantiated cases. 3,961 child victims. 8 children died. 10
  • 11. Child Abuse is Declining in WV 11
  • 12. What are some potentialwarning signs and indicators? 12
  • 13. Mandate to Report Section 2. All About Reporting 13
  • 14. Who Must Report WV Code §49-6A-6 14
  • 15. New Mandated Reporters Who Must Report Per SB 161 (effective June 8, 2012) youth camp administrator or counselor employee, coach or volunteer of an entity that provides organized activities for children commercial film or photographic print processor 15
  • 16. Additional Requirements Regarding Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Per SB 161 (effective June 8, 2012) Any person over 18 who receives a disclosure from a credible witness or observes any sexual abuse or sexual assault of a child shall report the circumstances or cause a report to be made to the Department or the State Police or other law-enforcement agency having jurisdiction. Reports shall be made immediately and not more than 48 hours after receiving such a disclosure or observing the sexual abuse. 16
  • 17. Additional Requirements Regarding Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Per SB 161 (effective June 8, 2012) If the reporter feels that reporting the alleged sexual abuse will expose themselves, the child, the reporters children or other children in the subjects household to an increased threat of serious bodily injury, the individual may delay making the report while he or she undertakes measures to remove themselves or the affected children from the perceived threat of additional harm. The individual must make the report as soon as practical after the threat of harm has been reduced. 17
  • 18. What should you do when aparent or child discloses? 18
  • 19. How do you make a report? You should contact CPS whenever you reasonably suspect a child has been abused or neglected or is subject to conditions where abuse or neglect is likely to occur. CPS will accept your report and determine “Is the child safe or does the child need protected?” 19
  • 20. To Whom Do You Report?WV Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-800-352-6513 24 hours a day - 7 days a weekFor serious physical abuse and sexual abuse, also contact the state police and local law enforcement. 20
  • 21. Responsibility to Prevent“No epidemic has ever been resolved bypaying attention to the treatment of theaffected individual.” -- George W. Albee, Ph.D. 21
  • 22. Protective Factors: A New Prevention Framework Suitable for universal, positive approach to families (no “risk” factors or deficit approach) Easily communicated to all audiences Based on hard evidence 22
  • 23. Responsibility to Prevent Section 3.What Child Abuse Prevention Looks Like 23
  • 24. Action Plan With whom will you share the knowledge gained from this session? How will you demonstrate your commitment to children by reporting and preventing child maltreatment? 25
  • 25. For More Information Contact: The TEAM for West Virginia Children 1-866-4KIDSWV 304-523-9587 Email: team@teamwv.org Twitter: @TEAM4WVChildren http://slideshare.net/PCAWV http://www.preventchildabusewv.org 26