Training Series Details
Series Title: BBS - Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting - 7 CEU's
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 14
Classes in Series:

10/20/2021 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618

BBS - Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting - Day 2 3.5 CEU's
10/21/2021 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618
Trainers: Nicole Nelson
Carla Felten
Series Description:

BBS - Child Abuse Assessment & Reporting

Day 1: 10/20/21 9am-1pm - 3.5 CEU’s

Day 2: 10/21/21 9am-1pm -  3.5 CEU’s

About the Course

Many mental health professionals, regardless of their work environments, will most often encounter a case or situation concerning of child abuse or neglect. In the state of California, legally mental health professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse and neglect. There is a wide range of issues pertaining to child abuse/neglect intervention. These include identification, assessment, reporting, and treatment. Therefore, it is critical that mental health professionals be informed about the principles and strategies helpful in these areas in order to ethically and accurately meet their legal duty. This course will cover historical perspective, an overview, all categories of child abuse, therapist's responses (including reporting, assessment, and therapy), and issues surrounding culture and countertransference.


Educational Objectives

·  Recognize the four types of child abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect.

· Identify two skills and/or procedures for supporting children and their families in cases of child abuse and neglect

· Identify two legal and ethical considerations concerning mandated reporting duties for suspected child abuse and neglect

· Exhibit knowledge about two focused strategies for specific intrapersonal, interpersonal, and developmental issues connected with child abuse

· Identify counter transferential responses to cases of child abuse, as well as when/how to attain appropriate professional support and guidance.


About the Trainers

Nicole Nelson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with nearly 20 years of experience in the field. She has provided clinical supervision for over 10 years as well as experience as Program Director, Regional Executive Director, and now Training Content and Delivery Director at Seneca Family of Agencies.


Carla Felten is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Seneca Family of Agencies. She has worked in the Kinship Center foster care and adoption program for over five years, supporting resource families toward providing permanency for children and youth. Carla also has experience as a Child and Family Team meeting facilitator, incorporating Family Finding and Engagement. Previously she has worked in Los Angeles County, Colorado, and North Carolina as a child welfare worker and offered in-home support to children and families impacted by trauma and loss. Currently she works as a crisis clinician at Seneca’s Willow Rock Crisis Stabilization Unit, supporting youth who are at risk of hurting themselves or others. She also develops and provides training to resource families and child/family treatment professionals.



You must work with dependent (foster& probation) youth in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, or Monterey County in order to attend our trainings. Trainings are free for those eligible to attend.



Course meets the qualifications for 7 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Seneca Family of Agencies is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Seneca Family of Agencies maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, Provider #135057.  

We are unable to provide certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of each course content is missed.



• You must sign IN & OUT before you leave. 

• You must fully complete SENECA CAMFT evaluations, before leaving your training, with your full name legibly written.



Completion Certificates can be obtained by emailing:



All registered participants must cancel 48 hours in advance, if no longer

able to attend. Cancellation can be done electronically through

registration confirmation email or by calling:

Seneca Family of Agencies - Training Department at (510) 654-4004


Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice

8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605

(510) 654-4004 x2244


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations (transportation) to participate in any trainings or events, please contact the Training Department at 510-654-4004 at least 5 days in advance of the event.

Trainings provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, in partnership with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano. Monterey training provided in partnership with Hartnell College and Monterey County. Funding provided through Title IV-E.