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A Guide for Mandated Reporters: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

Recorded On: 11/17/2022

Mandated reporting is an integral part of teaching. Ensuring the safety of your students is not only essential but is also mandated by law. However, it can be hard to make that call. The Green Bear Project is here to help! The Green Bear Project’s Mandated Reporter class will instruct future teachers on the 4 types of abuse, signs, and symptoms of abuse, and how to respond to the abuse.

This class will help you feel more confident in the reporting process, showing you how to

  • Identify signs and symptoms of child abuse,
  • Respond to disclosures,
  • Report suspected child abuse, 
  • And understand the multidisciplinary team approach when working with survivors.

Mia Ponder


Mia Ponder joined SEMO-NASV in August 2021. She graduated in 2019 from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science and received her Master of Arts in Family and Community Services in 2022. Since joining SEMO-NASV, Mia has been presenting sexual assault prevention programs to local children and adults. 

Leasa Stone


Leasa Stone has been with SEMO-NASV since 2002. As a former foster parent and pediatric registered nurse, Leasa has worked primarily with children since graduating from Southeast Missouri State University in 1989 with an Associates Degree in nursing. In addition to working for SEMO NASV, Leasa has been a pediatric staff nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center since 1990. Leasa travels to schools and other organizations in southeast Missouri discussing child abuse prevention.


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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. Mandated reporting can be intimidating, but the Green Bear Project is here to help you understand the signs, symptoms, and how to report child abuse.
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