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2018 Update: Child Abuse and Trafficking Recognition and Reporting Training for

Mandated Reporters in Pennsylvania

Presented By: Ronald Fischman,Ed.D. and Ivan Haskell, Ph.D

PCOM 4170 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131

Time: 8:30am to 12pm

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3.0 CE credits
Act 48 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.

In accordance with a Pennsylvania mandate for all health care professionals and funeral directors, the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists presents this three hour workshop to discuss the obligation of mandated reporters and moral obligation of permissive reporters to report reasonable suspicions of child abuse and child labor and
sexual trafficking.


  1. Discussing the differences between Child Protective Services and General Protective Services
  2. Describing components of Child abuse and Exclusions to Child Abuse.
  3. Listing common signs of Child Abuse and Sexual abuse
  4. Describing Mandatory and Permissive Child Abuse Reporters and penalties for not reporting.
  5. Describing Sex and Labor Trafficking and Methods of Reporting.

Ron Fischman, Ed.D. has been a practicing school psychologist since 1971. Prior to starting psychological practice, he taught English in a Philadelphia junior high school for 4 years. Dr. Fischman graduated from the Temple  University’s School Psychology Program with a Doctor of Education degree in January, 1974. He is a Nationally  Certified School Psychologist.

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 IU executive director in Pennsylvania, Dr. Fischman also supervised related educational services of adapted physical education, OT/PT services and programs for gifted students. From 1986 until 2009, Dr. Fischman serviced as a Pennsylvania Special Education Due Process Hearing Officer. .From 1986 until 2012, Dr. Fischman served as a member of the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth Multidisciplinary Team. 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, Thomas Jefferson University and Cabrini College. From 1975 until 2012, he had a private practice in Norristown, PA and in Richboro PA. From 1986 until 2009, He is a Fellow of both PSCP and PPA.

At the present time, Dr. Fischman, a former PSCP president and Chair of the continuing Education Committee, is serving as the membership chair of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists. He has served on the School Psychology Committee of PPA and is a member of APA and NASP.

Ivan Haskell, Ph.D.,  is the Executive Director of the Joseph J. Peters Institute, an outpatient assessment, treatment and prevention program serving survivors of sexual abuse and offenders with specialized programs for children, adolescents and adults in Center City Philadelphia.  Dr. Haskell has a Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina and is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. Over the last fifteen years, his focus has been on the design, implementation, and direction of child and adult community mental health programs.

Dr. Haskell has served as the clinical and administrative director of several publicly-funded mental health programs in Philadelphia and surrounding communities. These programs have been located in traditional clinics as well as in school-based settings. In 2010, he assumed the role of Director of Social and Psychological Services at Mastery Charter Schools, where he was instrumental in creating its social work and counseling/therapy programs. Prior to assuming the role of Executive Director at the Joseph J. Peters Institute, Dr. Haskell served as the Chief Program and Clinical Officer at Northern Children’s Services. Dr. Haskell is interested in the application of evidence-based practice in community and school settings, the design and implementation of effective prevention programs, and the use of effective performance-based data for program improvement.