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This event is SOLD OUT. We hope to schedule another one in the next few months.

When: Thursday, August 17, 2017
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Where: Mickle Center- Community Room
1620 Pleasant Stret
Des Moines, Iowa  50314
United States
Presenter: Gladys Alvarez
Contact: Kimberlee Gregory
(515) 277-1117

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Get Your CEUs Before School Starts!

What: Child and Dependent Adult Mandatory Reporter Training 

When: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Where: Mickle Center-Community Room 1620 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

Presented by the National Association of Social Workers, Iowa Chapter


Registration: 8:00 to 8:30 am

Class: 8:30 am to 11:45 am


Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training


In 2013, the Department of Human Services reported 11,637 children in Iowa were the subject of abuse or neglect.


84% of adult (65+) abuse cases go unreported and 40% of all elder abuse involves some form of financial exploitation.


This educational activity will describe various types of child and adult abuse and neglect, identify clinical findings that indicate abuse, and provide local resources of how and when to report. The curriculum will utilize current resources from the Iowa Department of Human Services: Child Abuse: A Guide for Mandatory Reporters and/or Dependent Adult Abuse: A Guide for Mandatory Reporters and meets the requirements of Iowa Code Section 235B in the identification and reporting of child and dependent adult abuse.


1.      Identify when they need to make a mandatory report and who is a mandatory reporter

2.      List the ten categories of child abuse and the five categories of dependent adult abuse

3.      Describe the required information needed, how to make a report, the timelines involved in reporting and possible consequences to not reporting

4.      State the issues around confidentiality, how that applies to reporting and any immunity they have within the code.

5.      Recognize physical and behavioral signs of abuse.


Instructor:Gladys Alvarez - LISW

Gladys Noll Alvarez, LISW has worked at the Orchard Place Child Guidance Center since 1985 when she received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Iowa. She began her career working with youth and families at risk in 1976 when she was a counselor with the Upward Bound program at Coe College. She has worked with victims of sexual abuse in individual, family and group therapy and is the co-founder of the Young Children’s Sexual Abuse Treatment Group at the Child Guidance Center. She is the recipient of the Al Shutlte Award in 2000, the Voices for Children Award in 2008 and the Michelle A. Moore Award in 2012.


In her current role as the Trauma Informed Care Project Coordinator, Ms. Alvarez works to educate the larger system on the importance of changing the question from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” She coordinates the work of the Trauma Informed Care Stakeholders group and provides in-service trainings to Orchard Place and the community while still maintaining an active case load of trauma clients.


The NASW Iowa Chapter has determined that this event meets the requirements for 3.0 CEUs for Social Workers and Behavior Health Professionals. 


Cost to Attend

NASW Members: $35

Non-members: $50

Students: $25





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