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March 2013Vol. 14, No. 2Online Mandatory Reporter Training

The Virginia Department of Social Services has produced an online training module for educators mandated by law to report suspected child abuse. The training, however, can be accessed and used by any professional classified as a mandatory reporter.

Section 22.1-298.8 of the Code of Virginia requires all educators to complete child abuse and neglect training as part of the licensure process. This curriculum has been approved by both the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Department of Social Services as meeting the required curriculum guidelines for teacher licensure certification.

View the training here:

Additional resources, definitions, and guides for mandatory reporters are available on the Virginia Department of Social Services website: