Updated Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters
Registration, Networking and Refreshments 5:30 PM
3.0 CE credits
Act 48 3.0 credits
Important note: Even if you have taken this course during your last licensing period, this course is updated, allows for new CE credits, and satisfies your new requirement with the state of Pennsylvania in this new licensing period
This workshop is mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (formerly Public Welfare) for all licensed and certified professionals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The purpose of this workshop is to acquaint all professionals with signs of child abuse and how to make the appropriate report to either the Department of Human Services or to the local, county office of children and youth. The procedure for reporting suspicions of child abuse in good faith will be described along with a description of how each report will be handled. The professions included in this mandate will be listed along with potential penalties for not reporting suspecting child abuse to the appropriate authorities. Appropriate
- Discussing the differences between Child Protective Services and General Protective Services in Pennsylvania
2. Describing Components of Child Abuse and Exclusions to Child Abuse.
Listing common signs of Child Abuse
3. Describing Mandatory and Permissive Child Abuse Reporters
4. Explaining Mandatory and Permissive Child Abuse Reporters and Penalties for not Reporting Child Abuse
Ron Fischman, Ed.D. has been a practicing school psychologist since 1972. Prior to starting psychological practice, he taught English in a Philadelphia junior high school for 4 years. Dr. Fischman graduated from the Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 1967, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology in 1969, and a Doctor of Education degree in School Psychology in January, 1974.
For 34 years, Dr. Fischman was the Coordinator of Psychological Services at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. Certified as an English teacher, school psychologist, supervisor of psychological services, special education supervisor, director of pupil personnel services and holding a letter of eligibility as an intermediate unit executive director in Pennsylvania, Dr. Fischman also supervised related educational services of adapted physical education, OT/PT services and programs for gifted students. For 33 years, he served as the liaison between the Intermediate Unit and the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts.
Between 1975 and 1982, Dr. Fischman supervised a school psychology training clinic at Temple University. He has taught graduate courses in special education and psychology at Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, and Cabrini College. From 1975 until 2012, he had a private practice in Norristown, PA and in Richboro Pennsylvania. From 1986 until 2009, Dr. Fischman served as a special education hearing officer in Pennsylvania.
From 1986 to 2012, Dr. Fischman served as a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team of the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth.
Dr. Fischman served as the Chair of the Continuing Education Committee of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists (PSCP) since 2007, and from the spring of 2011 to the spring of 2012, he served as the President of that Society. He is a Fellow the PSCP and of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA). He has served on the School Psychology Committee of PPA and is a member of APA and NASP.