Resource Letter:

For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Welfare Cases

August 9, 2023

New Online Training Course on Reporting Child Abuse

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services recently launched a new training course to assist in deciding whether to make a report to the Texas Abuse Hotline.

For more information, please see the full announcement and links from DFPS below.

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New Training Course for Professionals on Reporting Child Abuse

A new training course on how to recognize and report child abuse or neglect is now live on the DFPS training site.

It's designed for Texas professionals, including educators, medical professionals, and child care providers, and provides valuable information that will assist them in deciding whether to make a report to the Texas Abuse Hotline.

Registration for the course is quick and simple. Follow the link to the course, enter your name and e-mail address and begin the course. A certificate is provided upon completion.

DFPS strives to partner with professionals in all fields across Texas, and we hope that you will take a moment to share this resource with your professional counterparts.

Thank you for the work you do in your field and for your service and support of Texas families.


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