SERIES III - Part 2 - Mandated Reporters and Outcry Witnesses


All states have specific laws governing the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse. Most states now mandate teachers and other education and health professionals to take a course on child abuse and neglect in order to receive or renew their licenses. As a special education teacher you are considered one of the mandated reporters. A mandated reporter is anyone coming in contact with children on a professional basis that may suspect possible abuse or neglect and is therefore required by law to report the case.

In this issue of the Classroom Management Series the topic of mandated reporters and outcry witnesses is defined and discussed.

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