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Welcome to the Mandated Reporter Training for
Suspected Adult Abuse and Neglect.

Training Purpose:

Understand adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Maine, and learn about the system of laws and services that exists to respond to the problem.


Training Objectives:

  1. Identify the prevalence and scope of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of dependent or incapacitated adults in Maine.

  2. Discuss the dynamics and the impact on individual victims and families.

  3. Describe the system of laws and services that exists to respond to the issues of
    adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation.



Clearly, abuse of any type is a very sensitive issue; therefore any materials, cases, or situations used throughout this training will be de-identified to maintain confidentiality.


How to Use this Site:

Navigate through each session by clicking on the back or forward arrow on each page. If you want to see a complete list of the units within each session, simply click the session listed on the menu at left.

There are several activities that suggest you print the page to keep and/or refer to your responses. If you find that you need more room or you do not currently have access to a printer, feel free to use paper for these activities.

Some of the links in this training will bring you to another web site. Those links will come up in a separate window and you may close the window at any time to return to this site. All links that come up in a separate window are marked. We are not responsible for the content of other sites.


Learning Objectives Activity:

Please take a moment to reflect on and respond to the following questions:
  1. What is the most important thing with mandatory reporting that you want to learn about today?

  1. What is something you have always wondered about the Department of Health and Human Services but never got the chance to ask?

  1. Have your ever made a report to the Adult or Child Protective Intake Units? If yes, what was it like?

  1. From your experience working with the Deparment of Health and Human Services is there something you would recommend to improve how referrals from mandatory reporters are received?

  1. What kinds of information will be the most helpful to you in your job?

Print this page and use your responses as a guide to focus and direct your learning throughout this training.
You may use paper if you run out of room or you
do not have access to a printer.

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If you do not find or obtain all the information or learning you established, be sure to talk with your Supervisor or
contact Karen Elliott at


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