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Mandated Reporter Policies

 Click here to learn more about Mandated reporters and when and how to file a report. Find additional information on mandated reporting here. As a mandated reporter in Massachusetts, you can now complete the written portion of your 51A report here.

How Would Your Child’s School Respond?

As an educator, school staff member, and/or parent in Massachusetts, are you familiar with your school’s child abuse and neglect reporting process? Or the policies and practices employed to keep children safe from abuse while in school and out in the community? If not, contact your local school district to find out more! You can also check out the Massachusetts mandated reporting statute here.

The MA Legislative Task Force to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse developed a handbook of guidelines and tools for youth serving organizations (including schools) to use when implementing sexual abuse prevention and intervention plans. Find the handbook here.

Trauma & School Performance

For many kids, a new school year brings with it excitement and possibility. For those who have experienced abuse or neglect, it can be hard to navigate academically, socially, and emotionally. It’s important for parents and educators to be aware of the effects of abuse and how they manifest in school. Click here to view a fact sheet on the relationship of child maltreatment and academic achievement. 

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