The Erie County Department of Human Services is offering free training on recognizing and reporting child abuse. The training, from the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, is meant for mandated reporters, who are required by law to report suspected child abuse, as defined in the Child Protective Services Law.

The training will be Friday, May 25, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Admiral Room at Blasco Memorial Library, 160 E. Front St.

You  must pre-register for the training.

Mandated reporters are adults who have contact with children through work, volunteer activities or other organizations. A full definition of who is a mandated reporter can be found on the PFSA website.