CHILD ABUSE MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING. Adapted from Patti Agatston, Ph.D. Child Abuse Is Everyone’s Problem.
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Adapted from Patti Agatston, Ph.D.
DFCS must always be immediately notified, and by Georgia law no later than 24 hours from the time there is reasonable cause to believe a child has been abused.
Employees may make a direct referral to DFCS, however according to state law, a staff member who makes a report to the “person in charge of the facility” (i.e. principal or assistant principal) or their delegate has complied with the reporting requirement.Georgia Mandated Reporter Law
Reassure the child – “I’m glad you told me.”
Listen calmly and openly
Write down the facts in child’s words
Report the disclosure to the designated administrator at your school
Respect child’s confidentiality
Do not quiz or interview, let the trained CPS worker do thisWhen a child discloses . . .
As part of the Cobb Mandated Reporter training, Cobb also places suicidal ideation as a mandated reporter role.
During the initial training started in 2004 thru 2006, Cobb’s suicide rate for students fell to ½ the national average.
What you do is important!
In School Settings
Question, Persuade, Refer
Good Friends Don’t Keep Deadly Secrets!
Suicide Clues And Warning Signs
The more clues and signs observed,
the greater the risk.
Take all signs seriously.
Indirect or “Coded” Verbal Clues:
Other Youth Related Clues:
NOTE:If you can not ask the question, find someone who can.
“You’re not thinking about suicide are you?”
“You’re just kidding about killing yourself, right?”
Asking in this way encourages a negative response from
the young person you are talking with. It may also imply
that your are frightened by the intensity of their feelings.
Similarly, be aware of your own non-verbal clues.
NOTE the student :
You are not being disloyal or violating a trust when you share of a young person’s suicidality with a school counselor or administrative staff.
You are being disloyal if you do not!
WHEN YOU APPLY QPR, the student
YOU PLANT THE SEEDS
HOPE HELPS PREVENT
Give me three steps the student
Nowhere to run
I’ll be watching you
Hard for the money
9 – 5
Can’t get no satisfaction
We are Family
Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
Oops, I did it again
Stuck in the middle with you
Take this job and shove it!
Let’s get ready to rumble
Bad to the bone
The long and winding road
We are the champions
Hard days night
Tomorrow is only a day away
Eight days a week
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhoodWhat song matches your day?