• JHG: Reporting Child Abuse and Mandatory Training


    All District employees who know or have reasonable cause to suspect that a child under 18 or a disabled child under 21 has suffered, is suffering, or faces a threat of suffering any abuse or neglect are required to report such information immediately. The employee should report this information to Children and Family Services or the local law enforcement agency. Conversely, Children and Family Services must notify the Chief Executive Officer of any allegations of child abuse and neglect reported to them involving the District and the disposition of the investigation.

    The District ensures employees are aware of reporting procedures to ensure prompt reports. A person who participates in making such reports is immune from any civil or criminal liability, provided they make the report in good faith.

    The District develops in-service training on the following topics:

    • Child abuse prevention
    • School safety and violence prevention
    • Human trafficking
    • Substance abuse
    • Positive youth development
    • Youth suicide awareness and prevention
    • Harassment, intimidation, and bullying

    Each District nurse, teacher, counselor, school psychologist, or administrator must complete at least four hours of in-service training in the prevention of child abuse, violence, substance abuse, school safety, and the promotion of positive youth development within two years of starting with the District and every five years after that.

    In addition, middle and high school employees who work as teachers, counselors, nurses, school psychologists, and administrators must receive training in dating violence prevention within two years of starting with the District and every five years after that.

    Each person employed by the Board to work as a school nurse, teacher, counselor, school psychologist, administrator, or other personnel the Board deems appropriate must complete youth suicide awareness and prevention training once every two years.


    • Adopted: September 6, 2001
    • Amended: August 19, 2014; June 28, 2022

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