Minnesota Mandated Reporting Statutory Considerations

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, August 31, 2022
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"Presenter was clearly knowledgeable and well versed in the topic."

"Wonderfully delivered. Helped us to make a wiser choice on making the determination for reporting and to where. Thank you."

"Helpful to understand to whom to report."

Your Training Description

Attention Minnesota youth workers! This training equips you with vital insight about Minnesota mandated reporting laws, empowering you to ethically and effectively safeguard the youth you serve. Gain insights into the purpose of reporting mandates, grasp local reporting criteria in your area, and become a reliable ally. Explore available resources, key terms, and Minnesota child welfare agencies' jurisdictions. Above all, apply this newfound expertise to your daily work, ensuring you're well-prepared to fulfill Minnesota's reporting procedures.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Understand the statutory requirements for mandated reporters in Minnesota
  • Explore basic definitions of maltreatment and identify areas of nuance
  • Analyze the complexities of statutory language and omissions
  • Differentiate between Minnesota child welfare agencies and their jurisdictions
  • Integrate Minnesota reporting procedure into your practice

Your Trainer

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Katie Olson is the Director of Training for the Institute to Transform Child Protection at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Katie develops and implements training curricula focused on mandatory reporting, trauma and resiliency in legal systems, parent representation, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and practical skills for professionals in the child welfare and related fields. She is also an adjunct faculty, teaching courses focusing on the constitutional rights of families and the ethics of trauma responsive legal advocacy. Katie is a volunteer attorney with the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, representing children in foster care in their child protection cases. Previously, Katie was an Education Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education, where she investigated reports of maltreatment in MN public schools and served as the program’s training coordinator. Katie has worked as a judicial law clerk, family law attorney, youth program director, family advocate, and PCA.

Katie received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago and completed her undergraduate work in family social science and family violence prevention at the University of Minnesota.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: ETHICS.

Reinforce your responsibility to adhere to guidelines for professional behavior, role model self-management, and set and maintain healthy boundaries.

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