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


43,832Children received Prevention Education in 2021
The largest age group we saw for forensic interviews in 2021 was 7-12 years old.
In 2021, 889 of our cases involved sexual abuse.
In 2021 1,224 Children received forensic interviewed about alleged abuse​
In 2021 2,636 Adults received Prevention Education
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.
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