Online Training Resources
BCAC now offers online training opportunities for youth-serving professionals and community members who want to help protect kids in Maryland.
Visit our Online Training Institute to learn more and to get trained today.
Mandated Reporter Training
Mandated Reporter Training is now available at our Online Training Institute. This training provides the information you need to understand relevant Maryland laws and your role under the law, recognize signs of abuse and neglect, and how to go about making a report. The training is free, self-paced, and authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to qualify for Category II continuing education units.
As experts in the field of child welfare, BCAC’s professional team educates a thousand or more professionals and individuals each year on how to report abuse. BCAC’s team has observed the repeated failures of Mandated Reporters and understands the extent to which appropriate education can improve outcomes for children. Throughout numerous presentations to front line reporters, such as social workers, counselors, and educators, BCAC has learned:
- many of these professionals have been incorrectly instructed how to report abuse;
- have misinformation about their responsibilities as Mandated Reporters; and,
- some do not know what to look for or how to react when abuse is discovered.
Through a project, funded by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention (Children’s Justice Act 2014-1007), BCAC has taken its staff experience and expertise in training Mandated Reporters and developed a comprehensive training and educational resource it can extend to the hundreds of thousands of Mandated Reporters across the State of Maryland.