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Illinois on Cusp of Bias Training Requirement for Mandated Child Welfare Reporters

Illinois teachers and others who look after children in a nonparental role may soon have to be taught how to recognize and eliminate their own racial and ethnic biases as mandated reporters of potential child abuse and neglect.


New York City Child Welfare Chief Calls For Changes to Mandated Reporting System

David Hansell acknowledged the “deep-rooted and pernicious effects” of racism, and the need to “apologize for the legacy of child welfare, not just in New York City but across the country.”


Just What We Need in Child Welfare: Less Accountability!

Pity the poor, oppressed “mandated reporter” of child abuse. Sure, they already have protections from lawsuits that are so strong that they have to not only violate the law but have good reason to know they’re doing it, or be acting maliciously, before a jury can even consider what they’ve done to an innocent family.


Existing Protections Fall Short for Mandated Child Abuse Reporters

In 2001, graduate assistant Mike McQueary followed Penn State protocol when, after witnessing retired football coach Jerry Sandusky molesting a boy in a locker room shower, he told Coach Joe Paterno and two other superiors what he saw. 

Tori Wichman


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #3: Fighting Bias, Stereotypes of Foster Youth

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.