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


In 2022, we provided sexual abuse prevention education to 50,870 children
In 2022, 1,110 children received forensic interviews about alleged abuse.
In 2022, 792 of our forensic interviews involved sexual abuse.
60% of child sexual abuse victims never tell.
90% of child sexual abuse is by someone the child likes, loves, or lives with.
1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18.
Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. each year.
Sex offenders are 3.5x more likely to confess if a child has had a forensic interview at a child advocacy center