Title X service providers are mandated to adhere to state laws that require the reporting of child abuse. Because reporting laws differ across states, it is important that each Title X agency take responsibility for learning about their state’s laws, and have reporting policies and procedures that are consistent with these laws.
The Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Law: Developing and Implementing Policies and Training guide was developed to assist you in developing or revising your clinic reporting policies and staff training procedures. You will learn where to find state child abuse reporting laws and elements to look for in those laws that will help clinic staff understand their reporting obligation. Practical suggestions on implementing these legal obligations will also be included. Note that specific guidance on individual state law will NOT be covered because state laws vary across the country.
Who Should Use this Guide
This document is for those persons in charge of developing and updating child abuse reporting policy, training and resources for clinicians at Title X service sites. They may include administrators, managers and select providers involved in policy development and/or training development.