Mandated Reporter Training:

This is an in-depth facilitator-led training for child serving professionals and volunteers may suspect child abuse or have a child disclose abuse to them through their work with children. However, barriers such as fear of reporting, the inability to recognize all forms of child maltreatment, and vague organizational policies may prevent professionals from making accurate reports of child maltreatment.

Training Objectives:

  • Recognize factors associated with abuse and neglect prevention

  • Understand how the laws around mandated reporting affect you

  • Define types of abuse and related indicators

  • Describe the process for handling a disclosure of abuse

  • Follow the basic procedure for reporting suspected child abuse

  • Discern between the community’s role to support family wellbeing and DFCSs’ role to investigate suspected abuse and neglect


Lean on Me: Creating a Culture of Support

While it is important for Mandated Reporters to understand their role in recognizing and reporting abuse, expanding their scope to that of Mandated Supporter empowers them to be proactive in their response against child abuse and neglect. The concept of Mandated Supporters replaces family surveillance with a variety of supportive responses to bolster and nurture family well-being. This presentation will help participants better understand strategies to connect families to resources and support to reduce ‘family overwhelm’ and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Training Objectives:

  • Understand the shared responsibility for child well-being

  • Learn how Overwhelm contributes to reports of child abuse and neglect

  • Reflect on assumptions about families and encourage a strengthen based approach

  • Discover tools to create a culture of support

  • Brainstorm ways to engage families who may need support

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Strengthening Families: An Effective Approach to Supporting Families and Communities

Learn to apply the five Protective Factors in your everyday work. Explore Strengthening Families Georgia efforts to embed the factors into family serving agencies and organizations.

Six individual 2-hour SFG training modules:

  • Overview - An Effective Approach to Supporting Families and Communities

  • Parental Resilience

  • Social Connections

  • Knowledge of Child Development

  • Concrete Support in Times of Need

  • Social and Emotional Competence in Children

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the key elements of the Strengthening Families™ five Protective Factors.

  • Identify ways to use the Strengthening Families™ information in your program’s everyday actions.

  • Expand participants’ knowledge of ways to use the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors to engage families and communities.

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Target Audience:

Parents, Caregivers, Community Members, Child-Serving Professionals, Healthcare/Human Services Providers, Faith Organizations, Educators, Business

Learn More About Our Programs and Services

Back To School Supply Drive


During the month of July Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch and United Way of Southeast Georgia host their annual Back to School Supply Drive.

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Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch has created a diaper bank for the Statesboro/Bulloch County community. At this time diapers are distributed to families in need by the agency’s staff and volunteers.

first steps


First Steps Georgia provides universal support services to expectant parents, parents and any caregiver for a child less than five-years-old.



Pinwheels for Prevention© is a national public awareness campaign during Child Abuse Prevention Month every April.



We offer several training programs for Parents, Caregivers, Community Members, Child-Serving Professionals, Healthcare/Human Services Providers, Faith Organizations, Educators, Business

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