Subject to appropriation in the budget bill, the state
department shall conduct educational and training programs for
persons required to report suspected abuse or neglect, and the
general public, as well as implement evidence-based programs that
reduce incidents of child maltreatment including sexual abuse.
Training for persons require to report and the general public shall
include indicators of child abuse and neglect, tactics used by
sexual abusers, how and when to make a report, and protective
factors that prevent abuse and neglect in order to promote adult
responsibility for protecting children, encourage maximum reporting
of child abuse and neglect, and to improve communication,
cooperation and coordination among all agencies involved in the
identification, prevention and treatment of the abuse and neglect
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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