Mandated Reporter Training for Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect


To familiarize participants with their legal mandate for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect as well as providing information to increase their recognition and response to child abuse and neglect.


  1. Know and understand the roles and responsibilities of mandated reporters under Maine Law.
  2. Recognize the possible behavioral indicators of child abuse.
  3. Know how to make a report of suspected child abuse and neglect.
  4. Develop increased understanding of the complexity of responding to child abuse and neglect by learning of possible outcomes when abuse/neglect is found by DHHS.


Clearly, abuse of any type is a very sensitive issue; therefore any materials, cases, or situations used throughout this training will be de-identified to maintain confidentiality.