Child abuse is a serious problem in the state of Missouri, but in Greene County the rate of reported cases of child abuse and neglect are among the highest in the state. Due to our high rate of child abuse and neglect, a uniform training program has been developed to educate mandated reporters and those concerned about the well being of children.
Community Partnership, in collaboration with Greene County’s Children’s Division, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office and the Child Advocacy Center, offers a consistent, three-hour mandated reporter training. General sessions are scheduled throughout the calendar year. However, we understand that not everyone’s schedule permits them to attend an in-person training. For that reason, Community Partnership of the Ozarks has launched Missouri’s first online mandated reporter training making this important information accessible 24/7. While this training is not designed to be a replacement of the in-person training, it does comprehensively cover the same materials and allows the user to print an unique certificate showing completion of the course.
Who is a Mandated Reporter?
Anyone responsible for the care, custody and control of a child.
What will I learn during the training sessions?
- When must a Mandated Reporter make a report to the Hotline?
- If I am an administrator, what is my liability regarding mandated reporting?
- What happens after the report is made?
- As a mandated reporter, will I get information back about the report I make?
- What legal protections do I have as a mandated reporter?
2017 Mandated Reporter Training Dates
All Mandated Reporter Trainings are held from 2:00-5:00 PM at the Library Center located at 4653 S. Campbell Ave. in Springfield.
- March 9, 2017
- May 31, 2017
- August 22, 2017
- November 14, 2017
Missouri In-State: 1-800-392-3738
Out of Missouri: 1-573-751-3448
Prevent Child Abuse America: 1-312-663-3520