This online training by designed by to satisfy the requirement that mandated reporters who are professionally licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts complete a training to recognize and report suspected child abuse and neglect pursuant to M.G.L. c. 119, § 51A(k).

  • This self-paced training takes approximately 60-75 minutes to complete.  You should feel free to complete the training in one sitting or over several sessions.
    •  If you do choose to take a break, when you log back in you will pick up where you left off.  
    • Once you complete the entire training, you will be able to navigate between the lessons in any order you choose and use the content for reference.
  • Once you complete the activities on each page (such as listening to the audio, watching videos, answering review questions, and completing practice scenarios), the “next” button will appear on the bottom right.  Click the “next” button to advance to the next page.
  • Because there is no time limit to complete the training, you are encouraged to browse the optional resources found in hyperlinks and downloadable PDFs.  When you click on the hyperlinks, a new window will open and take you to an outside website.  The links are intended to provide you with access to additional information on certain topics.  Any opinions, advise, statements, services, or other information or content expressed or made available by these websites are those of the respective sites.

This training was designed by the Middlesex Children’s Advocacy Center in collaboration with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Children's Justice Unit of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General.  Funding was provided by a grant from the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance.