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Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse: Fundamentals and Beyond

January 1, 2020 brings changes to mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect in Illinois, including a requirement for triennial training for all mandated reporters. This session will provide an explanation of all new changes to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act including updated training requirements, clarification of language in the original bill and community education requirements. We will examine mandated reporting fundamentals from an individual and systems perspective as a tool of the child welfare system. The training will offer opportunities for dialogue about this challenging but necessary aspect of work to improve the lives children and families in our communities. Attendance at this training will fulfill a mandated reporter’s requirement for training under Public Act 101-0564.

Learning objectives:

  1. Participants will understand all new updates to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act as of 1/1/2020 and how these updates impact their role as a mandated reporter.
  2. Participants will deepen their knowledge of mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect from a systems perspective, highlighting its potential to contribute to the prevention of violence impacting children.
  3. Participants will enhance their skills in decision making regarding keeping children safe.


Julia Strehlow (she/her/hers), a licensed clinical social worker, is the Director of Education, Prevention and Policy at Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC). She has worked for social change with many of Chicago’s diverse communities since 2005, primarily focused on issues of child sexual abuse prevention, trauma informed care, child welfare and restorative justice. At ChicagoCAC, she oversees public policy development and prevention education aimed at ending sexual harm against young people. Additionally, Julia has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work. A proud lifelong Illinoisan, Julia is an Urbana native, a graduate of Knox College and she earned her MSW from Jane Addams in 2012.

Fee: $30 (includes 3 CEU’s for social workers and counselors)
3 ICDVP CEU’s ($5 extra) are offered through our partnership with Between Friends.

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