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How to Navigate Mandated Reporting

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  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, September 27, 2018
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • 99% approval rating
  • Not a member? Annual membership is $124 for individuals or $300 for organizations. Join now or learn more.

Learners' Own Words

"Very informative and kept my attention!"

"I greatly appreciated the case scenarios to really think about how we would apply mandated reporting."

"Great training. Easy to follow, well-organized, well-articulated, logical, interesting, well-paced, thorough with resources listed."

Your Training Description

Mandated reporting is not an easy subject to navigate. The laws often differ by city, county, and state. The requirements are sometimes hard to understand. And youth workers often feel unprepared for how to have those difficult conversations. You need to know, “Am I a mandated reporter? How do I report? Is that incident worthy of a report? How do I explain this to the youth I’m serving?” Mandated reporting is more than a set of rules, it is an ongoing moral responsibility to the well-being of the youth you serve. Without a clear understanding of your role as a mandated reporter, you could be unintentionally causing more harm than good.

When you integrate the ethical mindset of mandated reporting into your interventions with youth, you’ll always be mindful of what to do and what not to do, as well as where you can turn for guidance and how to protect yourself in your work. Confidence in navigating the reporting process with youth is critical to avoid damaging the relationships they have with you or other caring adults.

In this training, you’ll get the historical perspective about why mandated reporting became law in the U.S. and how it has evolved. You’ll learn how to handle your responsibility as a mandated reporter. And you’ll gain confidence by learning to address the ethical issues and challenges you may face. This is a training every youth worker will benefit from. Join us!

Your Learning Objectives

  • Understand the history, legislative reasoning, and purpose of mandated reporting in the United States
  • Examine why mandated reporting is important and what responsibilities youth workers have as mandated reporters
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues and challenges relating to reporting, as experienced by youth workers
  • Gain strategies to integrate mandated reporting legal and ethical exercises into youth workers’ professional practice

Your Trainer

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Katie Olson is the Director of Training in the Zero Abuse Project at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Katie develops training curricula focused on trauma and resiliency, secondary trauma, trauma-informed care in legal systems, and practical skills for professionals in the child welfare and related fields. Since 2012, Katie has been 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 violence prevention at the University of Minnesota.

Your Competency Focus Area

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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.

Your Training Details

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, September 27, 2018
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • 99% approval rating
  • Not a member? Annual membership is $124 for individuals or $300 for organizations. Join now or learn more.
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