It is estimated that four children die each day in this country as a result of child abuse and neglect. (From the Office of Justice Programs, 2005 NCVRW Resource Guide.) The Federal Child abuse Reporting act was passed in 1974 to address this issue. Over the years, numerous amendments have expanded the definition of child abuse and the list of persons who are required to report suspected child abuse.
The Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Project is funded by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Office of Child abuse Prevention (OCAP). The goal of this project is to have training available for mandated child abuse reporters so they may carry out their responsibilities properly.
The Chadwick Center for Children and Families took
over the website based trainings in 2010 and has been tasked to modify
and update the trainings. The Chadwick Center is part of Rady
Childrens Hospital San Diego.