Reporting child abuse training

E-mail to all Penn State Engineering Department employees:

On February 28, 2013, the new online training program “Reporting Child Abuse” will be available to all Penn State employees at  The training is not designed to address the entire issue of child abuse, but it has been specifically designed for Penn State employees and Authorized Adults to ensure you understand policies/laws, your responsibilities around reporting, and the reporting protocol.

You should expect to receive a welcome message from SkillSoft (the company we are partnering with to deliver the training) via email. !   The message will have instructions to login to the SkillPort system (including your login credentials for the training).  You will then be taken to the SkillPort landing page, where you will be able to access the Reporting Child Abuse training.  Instructions will be available on the site to help you navigate through the course.

Under policy AD72, all Penn State employees are required to complete the training each calendar year.  It will be important, once you complete the training, to retain a copy of your Certificate of Completion. If you are classified as an Authorized Adult under policy AD39, you will have to complete a background check and the training annually prior to working with minors. You will need to produce a copy of the certificate of completion, prior to working with minors, to the program or uni! t where you are working with minors.

If you have questions regarding the training the following link will take you to an FAQ sheet.  If you a have problems accessing the training, contact the ITS Service help desk at [email protected] or (814)865-HELP (4357).  Questions about the training itself can be directed to the Center for Workplace Learning & Performance (CWLP) at [email protected] or (814)865-8216.

Robert A. Hannegan

Manager Human Resources

College of Engineering

Penn State University

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