Beyond the fundamentals: An update, discussion and dialogue about mandated reporting of child abuse in Illinois
Education and training for mandated reporters is an essential component of the child welfare system, and as of 1/1/2020 in Illinois education about mandated reporting is required by law for all mandated reporters. Going beyond the basics, this 1.5 hour session will cover an explanation of all new changes to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act after the 2019 legislative session and will review mandated reporting fundamentals from a systems and macro-level perspective. Additionally, the training will offer opportunities for discussion and dialogue about this challenging but necessary aspect of working to improve the lives of children and families in our communities. Julia Strehlow, MSW, LCSW (she, her) is the Director of Education, Prevention and Policy at the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center.