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REQUIRED CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING

REQUIRED PROTECTING YOUTH TRAINING

 

Training is required for all University  faculty, other academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, staff, student employees, volunteers, and those who work with University programs that serve children.

 

The University of Chicago is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our entire campus community, including minors who participate in various programs and activities at the University. The University of Chicago has adopted The Policy on the Safety of Children in University Programs. The requirements of this policy apply to faculty, academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, staff, student employees, volunteers, and others who work with University programs that serve children.

Further, all University faculty, other academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, staff, student employees, and volunteers are considered “mandated reporters”. Because of  recent changes to the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA) all mandated reporters are required to complete training focused on protecting youth from abuse. In addition to taking training, all mandated reporters are legally required to immediately report to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services suspected abuse or neglect of a minor (anyone under age 18) who they encounter in the course of their work at the University.

The training required for those who work with University programs that serve children, and for all University faculty, other academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, staff, student employees, and volunteers is the same.  The course takes approximately 45 minutes and allows progress to be saved and returned to later for completion. The training covers:

  • Indicators of child abuse and neglect
  • Reporting suspected child abuse and child neglect
  • Responding to a child in a trauma-informed manner
  • Understanding Department of Children and Family Services’ responses and an individual’s role after making a report

To complete the University’s “Protecting Youth” online training course please visit the online training webpage and log in using a CNetID. Students, volunteers, and others who work with University programs that serve children must receive an invitation to the training.  Please contact the director of your child serving program to receive an invitation to the required training.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE.

 

 

 

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