Child Abuse Reporting during the COVID-19 Pandemic
With the immense pressure this current pandemic places on some of our most vulnerable communities, the Department of Family and Children's Services is encouraging Santa Clara County Residents to be the advocates for youth who may be experiencing trauma, in the forms of abuse and/or neglect. Please watch and share the videos linked below and help support the most vulnerable individuals in our communities.
Child Abuse Awareness Videos – COVID-19 Series
Child Abuse Awareness during the Shelter in Place - Public Service Announcements (PSA)
Child Abuse Reporting Tip Sheets
Mandated Reporter Training
The Santa Clara County Department of Family Children’s Services in partnership with Seneca Family of Agencies provides FREE on demand and monthly Mandated Reporter trainings (virtual/in-person) in English or Spanish. Agencies may also request to host separately, please contact SantaClaraMRT@senecacenter.org or call (510) 654-4004 for further information. The Mandated Reporter Training is 3 hours, available for Santa Clara County Mandated Reporters only and CEU’s are provided. Check out the Mandated Reporting Training Information Flyer concerning the classes or register here and choose "Eligible Participant" to scroll for class times/dates.
Child Mandated Reporter 3- CEs-General Info Flyer
General Flyer for MRT Seneca 2019
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) also provides free 24/7 self-paced Mandated Reporter training online in English and Spanish.
Mandated Reporters should check with their employment agency before registering to ensure trainings satisfy employment requirements.