Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Human Development & Family Studies
Mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect laws were enacted to require reporting of possible abuse or neglect at the earliest possible stage from those who interact with children. However, many individuals in occupations that are mandated to report abuse or neglect do not realize or are not properly informed that their occupation falls under the laws of mandated reporting. To address this lack of awareness, I created one in-service training session for the staff of Morro Bay Aquatics that covered the laws surrounding mandated reporting, how to fill out a suspected abuse report, and how to identify abuse when in the aquatic center environment.
Mulcahyzelenski, Madison, "Increasing Awareness of Mandated Reporting and Child Abuse" (2019). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 466.