The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast MO

The Child Advocacy Center

Mandated Reporter

The Mandated Reporter Training is created for professionals working with children. This training is designed to empower adults to report any suspicion of child abuse and/or neglect.

Professionals will:

  • Recognize signs or indicators of abuse/neglect
  • Understand their legal roles and responsibilities
  • Learn appropriate ways to respond to a child’s disclosure
  • Familiarize themselves with the hotline process


22,308Children received Prevention Education in 2020
The largest age group we saw for forensic interviews in 2020 was 7-11 years old.
In 2020, 55.4% of our forensic interviews were female, 44.4% were male, .2% were undisclosed.
In 2020 926 Children interviewed about alleged abuse​
In 2020 2,689 Adults received Prevention Education
90% of child sexual abuse is by someone the child likes, loves, or lives with.
1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before they turn 18.
Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. each year.
Children 3 years old and younger have the highest maltreatment rate.
Only 5% to 16% of child sexual abuse victims report and false allegations are rare
Sex offenders are 3.5x more likely to confess if a child has had a forensic interview at a child advocacy center