My church started up a prayer team ministry that happens at the conclusion of the sermon while worship is still going on. They asked me to talk about mandatory reporting for our volunteers that joined the prayer ministry and in my research, I found very, very little for churches. What I did find cost a lot of money or was a decade old.
So I decided to make a resource that pastors could use in whatever ministry they are leading. This is primarily designed as an overview for pastors or a quick crash course but is not all-encompassing. Further, the hope is that any volunteers that would not need expensive training because they are not considered mandated reporters could simply review this and get an understanding of the need for accurate and timely reports quickly and cost-effectively.
This resource is designed for a quick reference when a situation happens, training your volunteers, and reminding yourself of the process when asked. It also comes with free forms and a guide on how to customize it for your U.S. state. There are even quick tips on how your church may want to change some of your policies and workflows for mandated reporting. This is not comprehensive training, though I do give many options that would be perfect for your church that is potentially free and a future resource if you need to refer someone to a counselor or are good as an on-demand option.