Zero Abuse Project Your FIRST Response to Alleged Child Maltreatment

 Training Overview

Protecting children from child abuse and maltreatment requires that everyone understand how to recognize, respond and report any form of maltreatment a child may experience. FIRST response is often the single most crucial step in effectively responding and reporting maltreatment.

FIRST will give you and your community the tools necessary to protect kids better. This half-day training goes beyond recognizing types of maltreatment. The training combines both lecture and practicum giving participants the tools and practical skills to better communicate with a child during the initial outcry of maltreatment.

The FIRST process teaches three critical components:

How to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse and maltreatment
How to listen and respond to a child’s needs
How to effectively and accurately report any form of maltreatment to authorities
Your FIRST Response to an Allegation of Child Maltreatment training teaches participants how to listen to children who have experienced maltreatment and gather the correct information needed in a way that puts the child’s needs FIRST.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the reality of child abuse
  • Understand how to gather information utilizing the FIRST process
  • Understand the responsibility of mandated reporting and the information needed for a report

Your FIRST Response to Alleged Child Maltreatment is a train-the-trainer model. If you are interested in learning how you can train this material to those in your region, reach out to Suzanne Severson ([email protected]) for more information.

Register through Zero Abuse Project

To pay for your registration by credit card, you must select pay using “PayPal” and it will take you to the option to select the credit card processing page.

Cancellation Policy: A $75.00 cancellation fee will be imposed for cancellations made up to 3 working days prior to a scheduled training – no refunds are allowed less than 3 working days prior to a scheduled training. If available, a registration transfer to another scheduled training within 6 months may be made for a $25.00 administrative fee.


April 3
8:30 am - 11:30 am
$99 – $109
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