About Mandated Reporters Training

Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance is the recognized leader in Pennsylvania for mandated reporter training; we train thousands of mandated reporters each year. PFSA has been supporting mandated reporters for more than 20 years. We developed the first state-approved curriculum to train mandated reporters in how to recognize and report child abuse; we also have developed training on child neglect and how to respond if a child discloses abuse.

Our training is conducted by experts in the field of child welfare across Pennsylvania, many of whom have decades of experience in responding to reports of child abuse, investigating reports and providing services to families. Learn more about our expert trainers. Each mandated reporter training provides supporting information in the form of workbooks, reference documents and strategies for preventing and addressing child abuse.

Independent Training Evaluation

Summary of Report of Findings for Mandated Reporter Training (PDF) - The results of an independent evaluation of PFSA's mandated reporter training conducted by a senior researcher at Johns Hopkins University.

Training Formats

PFSA offers several formats for training mandated reporters:

Participant Comments

What do participants have to say about attending PFSA's mandated reporter training?

Your trainers presented the subject in a clear, understandable way while maintaining attention of the participants.


Thank you for the outstanding training! It has been a whirlwind planning and getting it done and you and your staff have been super!

School Superintendent

We just finished our Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse workshop and the trainer was terrific! He was knowledgeable, organized, sensitive to time, and gave us lots of time to ask questions.


I appreciate all of the useful information I thought I knew but I was wrong.


I found it very important to have Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance conduct this training. Often times, the staff has questions that can't be addressed by school personnel. This training gave us the answers to some very important questions.


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