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Act 126 - Mandated Reporting Training

PA Act 126- Child Abuse Recognition and Mandated Reporting
 

As of January 2, 2013, Act 126 requires that all school entities and independent contractors of school entities, including contracted substitute teachers, who have direct contact with children complete a three hour training every five years on child abuse recognition and mandated reporting.

This training must include the following components to comply with Act 126:

  1. Recognition of the signs of abuse and sexual misconduct and reporting requirements for suspected abuse and sexual misconduct in this Commonwealth
  2. Provisions of the “Professional Educator Discipline Act”, including mandatory reporting requirements
  3. Penn Cambria’s policy related to reporting suspected abuse and sexual misconduct (Our Policy # 806)
  4. Maintenance of professional and appropriate relationships with students

 

If an employee attends a training session outside of Penn Cambria, the employee must submit proof of completion (certificate, letter of verification, etc) AND complete the Penn Cambria Augmented Training Form to show that you have reviewed the PCSD Policy #806 regarding Child/Student Abuse and that you have met all other requirements of the Act 126 training.  A copy of this form, additional information, and a listing of approved online providers can be found below.

Penn Cambria  will be offering  approved on-site training sessions  (approved trainers through PA Family Support Alliance) for our employees at various dates/times.  Please contact Christina Dorsch at 886-8121 x1103 for information regarding registration.


Other Approved Providers ( as of PDE website 7/30/2013 )
Reminder:  if you complete a training outside of Penn Cambria, you must also complete the PC Augmented Training Form found at the bottom of this page.
 

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 – IU8 is providing training at various times and locations.  Information is available under the Workshops/Trainings link at www.iu08.org .

 

PA Family Support Alliance –PAFSP offers an online webinar to meet with requirement with a  $10 fee.  Participants must pre-register and attend at certain date/time (only 5 dates/times currently scheduled before December ).   www.pa-fsa.org

 

Ed Training Center – The Ed Training Center offers an online course to meet this requirement with a $25 fee.  The course is currently online and completed at your own pace.    www.edtrainingcenter.com

 

The PA Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)   www.pcar.org


The PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (PAAAP) www.paaap.org


Link to Act 126 Information Page from the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Link to PA Professional Educator Discipline Act