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Recognizing sexual offenders on campus is difficult, but the signs of sexual abuse and grooming behaviors can be easier to identify if you know what to look for. The proper training of mandated reporters is critical to preventing child abuse in schools. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Mandated reporters are often the first line of defense for our children in preventing and stopping sexual abuse in our schools. But in order to be effective in their roles — and to comply with the law — school district employees must complete regular Mandated Reporter Training requirements. As the New Year brings planning for the 2020-2021 school year and budget into the forefront, it is imperative that school districts devote the time and resources needed for this essential training.

California law states that all school personnel identified as mandated reporters undergo training within six weeks of the start of their employment, as well as annually within six weeks of the start of each new school year. This applies to all school district employees including teachers, aides, and school administrators. 

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