DCF Says 10,000+ Have Taken Online Abuse Training

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families says over 10,000 people have taken its online training on the state requirements for reporting child abuse and neglect.

The videos, which outline the state’s mandated abuse reporting laws, went online three months ago.

Users are required to register and report the number of people who participate in the online training.

Commissioner Joette Katz says she’s gratified that large numbers of mandated reporters are accessing the two videos. One of the videos is tailored to school employees and the second to other community mandated reporters, such as doctors, police officers and coaches.

The department says it received 96,000 calls in the last fiscal year and 45,748 of those were reports of abuse or neglect.

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