Child Protection Training

The University of Pittsburgh encourages employees and volunteers that have direct contact with children through work to go through training on the recognition and reporting of child abuse. 

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pitt School of Social Work's Child Welfare Resource Center developed a free online program that provides a training course on mandated and permissive reporting of child abuse.  This course meets Act 31 of 2014 Training requirements and the Recognizing Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting components of Act 126 of 2013.

In addition, DHS and each county agency will conduct a continuing publicity and education program for Pennsylvania residents aimed at the prevention of child abuse and child neglect. The DHS website provides more information on training requirements and services.