Mandated reporter session focuses on protecting children - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Mandated reporter session focuses on protecting children

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

A mandated reporter training session took place on Wednesday at the Paragould Community Center focusing on a valuable asset: children.

Participants listened to experts in the field inform them on what to do and what not to do when dealing with a situation of suspected child abuse.

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said a common mistake among people is reporting a case to a superior only.

“Anybody that works with children, it actually falls under the statute to being the requirements of a mandated reporter is obligated to make the call themselves,” Ellington said. “Don't rely on a supervisor or superior to make the call.”

Lieutenant Brad Snyder with the Paragould police attended and said the information is more than valuable.

“As time progresses we unfortunately see more and more cases of child abuse or neglect,” Snyder said. “This is a very good refresher for not only police officers, but counselors, social workers, things of that nature to give the guidelines of when reports required to be called in to the hotline so they can be looked at.”

The training session had a number of different speakers throughout the day, including a segment on human trafficking.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • A Better Region 8: Paying attention at railroad crossings

    A Better Region 8: Paying attention at railroad crossings

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:10:09 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:23:22 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Over the weekend, four lives were lost when the vehicle they were in collided with a train.

    Over the weekend, four lives were lost when the vehicle they were in collided with a train.

  • Sheriff: Mom found naked man in bed with 14-year-old daughter

    Sheriff: Mom found naked man in bed with 14-year-old daughter

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:41:31 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:06:46 GMT
    John Jackson (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)John Jackson (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)
    John Jackson (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)John Jackson (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Cross County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Colt man after a woman found him naked in bed with her 14-year-old daughter.

    Cross County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Colt man after a woman found him naked in bed with her 14-year-old daughter.

  • Man accused of battering pregnant woman

    Man accused of battering pregnant woman

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:18 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:18:01 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:31:25 GMT
    Brandon A Fitzpatrick (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Brandon A Fitzpatrick (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
    Brandon A Fitzpatrick (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Brandon A Fitzpatrick (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A man is being held on a $10,000 bond after Jonesboro police say he beat a pregnant woman.

    A man is being held on a $10,000 bond after Jonesboro police say he beat a pregnant woman.

Powered by Frankly