29 May 2024

Mandated Reporter Training

PTI is hosting a free mandated reporter training organized by the Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services in partnership with Seneca Family of Agencies. This event is held online via Zoom on Wednesday, May 29th from 2-5pm and is open to all PTI community members, therapists in residence, and alumni. Please RSVP via the event page if you would like to participate in this event. We need a minimum of 15 participants for the event to take place, please RSVP by Wednesday, May 22nd at the following poll:


Child Mandated Reporter training provides participants with the necessary
training to identify and report child maltreatment as required by the Child
Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and Federal mandates. California’s specific regulations, policies and protocols for those who are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect will be addressed in the training. Please visit the following link for more information:


Training Objectives
Participants will:
1. Acquire an increased understanding of the roles and responsibilities of mandated reporters and the Child Welfare department based on five key topics.
2. Apply and identify legal and ethical considerations with concerning mandated reporting duties for suspected child abuse and neglect.
3. Recognize at least four signs of physical and behavioral abuse and neglect and apply the knowledge of reporting requirements including guidelines on how to make a suspected child abuse report when suspected abuse or neglect takes place outside a child day care facility, or within a child day care facility, and to which enforcement agency or agencies a report is required to be made.
4.  Distinguish how implicit bias, cultural factors, and socio-economic factors can impact child abuse reporting.
5. Recognize and assess the four types of child abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect.


Location:  Online, via Zoom 

Times: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CEUs: 2.5

Cost: Free

Skye Nashelsky

Skye Nashelsky is a licensed marriage and family therapist located in San Francisco. His background is in trauma informed mental health work and most of his experience over the last decade has been serving children, youth, and caregivers receiving services through Social Welfare agencies. Skye also specializes in working with LGBTQIA, gender expansive, and trans-identified individuals. His goal is working to increase local education, empowerment, and advocacy on a personal and professional level. In his private practice, he supports clients who are working through trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as healing from trauma. Skye's approach is strength-based, affirming, social justice centered, and goal oriented. Skye's practice informs deep personal healing, self-love, self-care and authenticity, as well as boundary setting and relational work. Outside of work, Skye loves spending time exploring San Francisco with his kids (who were both adopted through foster care), his partner, and his two pups. 

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The Process Therapy Institute (CEPA Provider #050112) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. PTI maintains responsibility for this conference and its content. All of the sessions meet the qualifications for the above given hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form. For questions regarding this conference, including those about the CEU’s as well as accommodations for special needs, please email darnoldy@processes.org.

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