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Child Abuse Identification & Reporting for Support Staff

Annually, 650,000 children are victims of child abuse or neglect in the United States. As a support staff member in a child development or youth program, you have an obligation to recognize, report, and prevent child maltreatment. Learn to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect, your legal and ethical obligation to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect, procedures to make a report, resources available after making a report, and program features and policies that keep children safe from harm.