Collaborative Initiatives


Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect 

Protective Factors

  • Nuturing and Attachment
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
  • Parental Resilience
  • Social Connections
  • Concrete Supports for Parents
  • Social and Emotional Competence of Children
  • Reducing Teen Risky Behaviors

Mandated Reporter

Office of the Child Advocate

Georgia law, [OCGA 19-7-5(c)(1)], designates certain professionals as mandated reporters of child abuse or neglect. If you are one of those professionals and have reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused, you must make a report, immediately but no later than 24 hours, to your local DFCS office or law enforcement and are subject to criminal penalty for failing to do so.