Michigan Association of Housing Officials
Spring Seminar Agenda

April 15, 2021

Virtual

Morning Session: 9AM

Topic: Child Protective Services

Speaker Bio:

The Children’s Advocacy Center provides a safe space where children can receive all the services they may need after being sexually abused. We also go out into the community to empower children and adults to recognize, report and prevent sexual abuse.

The Center is a private, nonprofit organization funded through a partnership of government and community support and is a fully-accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance. Services are administered by an expert staff and assisted by on-site law enforcement agents and Children’s Protective Services representatives.

Mandated Reporting:

Mandated reporters are an essential part of the child protection system because they have an enhanced capacity, through their expertise and direct contact with children, to identify suspected child abuse and neglect. Reports made by mandated reporters are confirmed at nearly double the rate of those made by non-mandated reporters.

Training Objectives:

          · Teach you how to recognize and report child abuse and neglect

· Help you in understanding child protection law

· The responsibilities of mandated reporters

· Indicators of child abuse and neglect

· How to respond to a disclosure of abuse

· Understand the role of children’s protective services (CPS).

Lunch Break: 12PM

Afternoon Session: 1PM

Topic:  Advanced Threat Assessment & Situational Awareness

Presenter: 2 The Rescue

Speaker Bio:

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