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Child Maltreatment

Child Maltreatment


Child Maltreatment is defined as all forms of physical and emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect, and exploitation that results in actual or potential harm to the child's health, development or dignity. Child maltreatment has often severe short- and long-term physical, sexual and mental health consequences.

Do you have a legal obligation to report suspected abuse?  What about a moral obligation to report suspected abuse?  Join us for a Mandated Reporter Training and you will learn:

·        To recognize factors associated with abuse and neglect prevention

·        How the laws around mandated reporting affects you

·        To define types of abuse and related indicators

·        To describe the process for handling a disclosure of abuse

·        How to follow the basic procedure for reporting suspected child abuse

·        To discern between the community's role to support family wellbeing and DFCSs’ role to investigate suspected abuse and neglect


The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy offers Prevent Child Abuse Georgia's Mandated Reporter Training. Learn more here:


Our Impact in 2023

  • Units of Service to Ensure Ongoing Safety & Well-being

    14, 676

  • Forensic Interviews


  • Adults Trained

    15, 238

  • Hours of Therapy


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  • DHS
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    National Children's Alliance
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