Mandated Reporter Training

Child Abuse and Neglect Training for Child Care Professionals

As you may know, the Ohio Administrative Code, Section 5101:2-12-10 and 5101:2-13-10 requires preschools and day care centers to have a person trained in child abuse recognition and prevention on-site (in each building) at all times. The law requires initial training of 6 hours covering specific topics by a qualified trainer. In addition, a 3-hour refresher class on child abuse and neglect must be attended every 3 years.

Summit County Children Services (SCCS) will offer trainings to meet the requirements for both the Initial and Refresher trainings twice a year. These trainings are tailored to meet the requirements for all child care employees, child care centers, and Type A homes. Topics covered in these trainings include: an overview of Summit County Children Services, indicators of child abuse and neglect, mandated reporting tips, current issues such as the opioid epidemic as well as community and family supports.  These trainings will be offered free of charge.

The trainings will be held virtually. A Zoom link will be sent to you after registration has been confirmed.

3-hour Refresher Training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse 

This session has been cancelled.

•    Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.  –  12 p.m. (one 15-minute break). 
6-hour Initial Training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

These sessions have been cancelled.

•   Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  (one 15-minute break at each session). Part One  *You are required to attend both sessions in full for training credit.
•   Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  (one 15-minute break at each session). Part Two  *You are required to attend both sessions in full for training credit. 

Registration will open on February 23, 2024 and will close on April 12, 2024 for all listed classes.  Training dates/times/locations are subject to change. Please check back on the website for any training updates.

Classes will be scheduled again in Fall 2024.


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