Minnesota Mandated Reporting Law and Process

bulletLive Online Training

bulletWednesday, January 16, 2019

bullet1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Central Time

bulletFREE for YIPA members

bullet$20 for non-YIPA members

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The ethical responsibility of mandated reporting requires understanding the role itself, the specific legal requirements, and knowledge of state agencies and resources in your area. There are so many definitions, jurisdictions, and requirements to keep track of that it can be easy to feel confused or overwhelmed. What’s more, each state in the U.S. has different statutes for mandated reporting and those requirements are constantly evolving.

If you’re a youth worker in Minnesota, this training is for you! By gaining a specific understanding of MN law pertaining to mandated reporting, you’ll be better prepared to protect the youth you serve. Understanding the purpose of mandated reporting in general, and getting a good handle on local reporting requirements of the state and county in which you live and serve youth makes you a stronger ally. Knowing where to turn before an incident takes place will prepare you to think on your feet and handle any incident with confidence.

You’ll learn about available resources to help you through the process of reporting, as well as current terms and definitions to better understand reporting requirements. You’ll take a closer look at the three main agencies of the MN child protection system. Most importantly, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge of Minnesota’s mandated reporting procedures into the work you do every day.

*NOTE FOR NON-MN YOUTH WORKERS: We also have a more broadly focused training that is not state-specific – check out How to Navigate Mandated Reporting.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand Minnesota’s mandated reporting statutory requirements
  • Know what resources are available to assist you in the reporting process
  • Learn the basic definitions of maltreatment and understand areas of nuance
  • Differentiate between the three prongs of the child protection system in Minnesota and their specific jurisdictions
  • Integrate knowledge of Minnesota mandated reporting procedure into your practice

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Trainer

Katie Olson is the Director of Training in the Zero Abuse Project at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Katie develops training curricula focused on trauma and resiliency, secondary trauma, trauma-informed care in legal systems, and practical skills for professionals in the child welfare and related fields. Since 2012, Katie has been a volunteer attorney with the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, representing children in foster care in their child protection cases. Previously, Katie was an Education Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education, where she investigated reports of maltreatment in MN public schools and served as the program’s training coordinator. Katie has worked as a judicial law clerk, family law attorney, youth program director, family advocate, and PCA.

Katie received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago and completed her undergraduate work in family social science and violence prevention at the University of Minnesota.

Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around MyYouthPro’s Competency Framework. The competency focus of this training is: ETHICS

Logistics

  • Live Online Training
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Central Time
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $20 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Click here to join or learn more.
  • This training will count as 1 CE hour for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.

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