At Least 10,000 Tune in to Watch Videoconference on Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse

Teleconferences to train child-serving professionals to recognize and report abuse and neglect

The University of Maryland Foundation produced a nationwide videoconference in 1999 to help professionals working with children to recognize and report child abuse and neglect. At least 10,000 individuals participated, the project director estimated.

The videoconference was based on Recognizing Child Abuse: The Trainer's Manual, a curriculum developed by the project director. It reviewed state reporting requirements for all forms of suspected child maltreatment and explained how to report suspected child abuse and neglect.

Key Results:

  • Westcott Communications broadcast the conference to 500 sites in 47 states.
  • The project team held a nationwide conference on the fundamentals of identifying and reporting child abuse.
  • Two channels of the Primedia Workplace Learning television network also carried the program.

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