For Professionals and Volunteers
SAFETY IN ACTION trainers will provide instruction on how to recognize and respond to misconduct and suspicions of child abuse and neglect in a way that is consistent with state laws and, most importantly, minimizes trauma to the child.
THROUGH A LIVE PRESENTATION WITH VIDEO ELEMENTS, SAFETY IN ACTION TRAINERS WILL TEACH PROFESSIONALS & VOLUNTEERS:
– What constitutes child abuse and neglect according to state laws
– What factors increase a child’s risk of suffering abuse and neglect
– What characteristics are commonly associated with child abuse and neglect
– How to support a child when abuse and neglect is discovered, disclosed, or suspected
– The mandatory reporting law in Oklahoma
– When and how to report suspected child abuse and neglect, and what professionals and volunteers can do when they are uncertain
SAFETY IN ACTION trainers can also provide sample case scenarios and facilitate group discussion.
The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice or grant-making component. This project was supported by Award No. 2016-VOCA-Mary Abbott Children’s House-258 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice. Safety in Action is a research informed program. A list of references is available upon request by contacting us.Mary Abbott Children's House: 231 East Symmes, Norman, OK 73069 Ph: 405-579-5800