November 3, 2022
Presented at the Three Rivers Dental Conference at Nemacolin Woodlands

Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting

2 Credit Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Child Protective Services Vs. General Protective Services
  • Components of Child Abuse
  • Inclusion of School Employees
  • Act or Failure to Act
  • Categories of Child Abuse
  • Exclusions to Child Abuse
  • Indicators of Child Abuse
  • Permissive Reporters
  • Mandated Reporters
  • Attorneys as mandated reporters
  • Privileged/Confidential Communications
  • Reporting Without Having to Determine the Relationship of the Perpetrator of the Victim Child
  • Streamlining of the Reporting Process
  • What Happens After a Report is Made
  • Protections for Reporters
  • Penalties for Failure to Report
  • Mandated Reporters Right-to-Know
  • Act 115 of 2016
  • Scenarios
  • Updates (Act 54 of 2018 / Act 88 of 2019)


Autumn Bupp
CLYM Environmental Services, LLC

Autumn Bupp joined Clym Environmental Services in 2020 as the Compliance Program Manager. Utilizing in-person trainings, “Mock OSHA Audits”, and written safety plans, she helps to relieve the burden of compliance for dentists. As the former Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Pittsburgh, Autumn worked to increase public awareness of the types of diseases classified as MD, while also partnering with local researchers and clinical directors to improve the lives of those affected by MD. Autumn also worked with the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center to prepare curriculum for and implement the P.E.T.S. (Pre-Employment Transition Services) program to high school students with special needs. She is a graduate of Grove City College, and her hobbies include cake decorating and reading. She and her husband, David, have four children and reside in Harmony, PA.

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Dental Society of Western PA designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.