Recognizing and Reporting

In the state of Indiana, all residents are mandated to report suspected child abuse. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call the Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-800-5556.

CAPS is dedicated to educating the community on how to prevent, recognize, and report child maltreatment. The following is a list of links for information and training to help equip you to join the mission to ensure all children live a life free from abuse and neglect. 


MBF Online Learning Series: Let’s Talk About Prevention
“Let’s Talk About Prevention is a FREE online learning series related to child abuse, bullying, exploitation, and other types of victimization. With in-person conferences being canceled or postponed due to the current global pandemic, the Monique Burr Foundation for Children wanted to help our Facilitators and other youth-serving organization staff continue their professional development. The result is a series of nine one-hour webinars throughout the summer on important child protection and prevention topics, to include: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Prevention and Research, Digital Safety, Exploitation, and more.”

Stewards of Children: Child Abuse Prevention Training
Get trained online FREE for a LIMITED TIME! Now is a great opportunity for anyone to receive this training at no cost. In cooperation with Olympic gymnast and abuse survivor Aly Raisman, Darkness to Light is offering its Stewards of Children® Training online for free for a limited time only. To take part in this training and the required online Debrief hosted by CAPS, follow these two steps

Child Abuse Reporting 101 Video (password  SOCvalues)
On May 11, 2020, Elkhart DCS provided training to the community on child abuse reporting. This is the recorded version.

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