CornerHouse Collecting Minimal Facts

Training Overview

Do you work in Minnesota as a first responder to potential child abuse, domestic violence or any other type of child maltreatment? Are you required to collect facts and pass those on to investigation? If yes, this is the class for you. This class is geared toward law enforcement, child protective services, emergency responders who may come into contact with a child at a crime scene.

We are very excited to offer this in-person class through funds from the Children’s Justice Act. If you meet the requirements of a first responder or are part of an MDT (Multi-Disciplinary Team), you can qualify for FREE registration.

Collecting Minimal Facts is a specialized training tailored for mandated reporters and first responders, offering insights into legal requirements while emphasizing respectful and trauma-informed approaches for gathering crucial information from vulnerable individuals. Ideal for those who may encounter cases of abuse or neglect, this invaluable resource equips participants with essential skills to navigate sensitive situations responsibly and effectively.

This training is uniquely designed to meet the needs of mandated reporters and first responders in two ways. While it informs mandated reporters of requirements and expectations, it additionally offers a process for receiving information from a child, adolescent of vulnerable adult without creating unnecessary trauma, or interfering with a possible investigation. This training is invaluable for anyone who may receive a disclosure of or have reason to suspect physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult and includes suspected child sex trafficking in Minnesota and additional states.

Mandated reporters include but are not limited to professionals or volunteers within healthcare, education, childcare, law enforcement, social service, youth serving agencies, faith-based organizations and licensed professionals or those working in licensed facilities.

First responders are mandated reporters however they may have additional functions and concerns including but are not limited to law enforcement/patrol officers, child protection workers, paramedics, firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, medical professionals and other first responder roles.

First responders are mandated reporters however they may have additional functions and concerns which will be covered in this training.

By blending a variety of adult learning approaches, this training is practical, informational, and interactive. Includes one-hour of pre-course online preparation and 4.5 hours of class time.

Learning Objectives

  • Know the historical foundation for current MR requirement
  • Understand the legal framework for Mandated Reporters
  • Understand how to make a report of possible child maltreatment
  • Be able to speak respectfully and responsibly with a child/adolescent about concerns of maltreatment
  • Be able to listen respectfully and responsibly with a child/adolescent who makes a spontaneous disclosure
  • Be able to gather sufficient information for an effective report without contaminating an investigation

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