Required and Recommended Student and Staff Training


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Preventing Abuse and Mandated Reporting


91-31-43. Child abuse and neglect mandated reporter training. Each accredited education system shall develop and implement written policies for annual child abuse and neglect mandated reporter training of all employees. The training shall address child abuse and neglect reporting requirements when any individual has reason to suspect that a student attending the accredited education system has been harmed as a result of physical, mental, or emotional abuse or neglect or sexual abuse. Each accredited education system shall maintain documentation that each employee has met the annual training requirement. (Authorized by and implementing Article 6, Section 2(a) of the Kansas Constitution and K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 72-5170; effective Oct. 8, 2021.)

Sexual abuse is any contact or interaction with a child in which the child is being used for the sexual stimulation of the perpetrator, the child or another person. Sexual abuse shall include, but isn't limited to, allowing, permitting or encouraging a child to be:

  • Photographed, filmed or depicted in obscene or pornographic material; or
  • Subjected to aggravated human trafficking, as defined in K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 21-5426(b), and amendments thereto, if committed in whole or in part for the purpose of the sexual gratification of the offender or another, or be subjected to an act which would constitute conduct proscribed by article 55 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated or K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-6419 or 21-6422, and amendments thereto. (K.S.A. 38-2202).

Contact solely between children shall meet the criteria only if the contact also involves force, intimidation, difference in maturity or coercion. KAR 30-46-10(i).

It is our hope that by encouraging the reporting of child abuse and neglect and raising awareness of prevention efforts taking place across the state, the next generation will be productive Kansans capable of rearing their children in a caring, nurturing fashion.

SOURCE: Kansas Department of Children and Families


Required annually 

Universal resources:

Targeted and intensive resources:



For more information, contact:

Trish Backman
School Mental Health Services Coordinator
Special Education and Title Services
(785) 296-6937


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