Presented at the Three Rivers Dental Conference at Nemacolin Woodlands
Thursday, November 7, 2024
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Recognizing and Reporting Suspected Child Abuse in Pennsylvania

2 Credit Hours

In the state of Pennsylvania, all “individuals licensed or certified to practice in any health-related field under the jurisdiction of the Department of State” are Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse, along with any of their employees who have direct contact with children.  This course will educate Mandated Reporters on how to recognize the signs of child abuse and how and when to make a report.  Taking this course fulfills the 2 hours of Act 31 Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training required for license renewal.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain what constitutes Child Abuse
  • Distinguish between Mandated and Permissive Reporters
  • Detail the responsibilities of reporters
  • Review how to make a report of suspected abuse
  • Discuss who the investigators are and what conclusions may be made
  • List exclusions to child abuse
  • Review protection for reporters and failure to report

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Ms. Autumn Bupp

Autumn Bupp is the Manager of the Western Pennsylvania branch of Clym Environmental Services, where she oversees the areas of compliance, medical waste management, and confidential document destruction.  These services are primarily provided to dental and medical professionals.  Autumn plays an integral role in the area of compliance as she provides compliance trainings, safety audits, and compliance consultation services to offices throughout Western PA.  She strives to relieve dentists and doctors from the burden of compliance management so that they are freed up to spend more time focusing on their patients.  Autumn is a graduate of Grove City College and the former director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Pittsburgh.  When she is not busy with compliance, she enjoys hiking, reading, and, most of all, spending time with her husband and four children.

Ms. Autumn Bupp has no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

Dental Society of Western PA is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved by Pennsylvania Dental Association.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Dental Society of Western PA designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.