mandated reporter training for Johnson and Wyandotte Counties

Child Abuse & Neglect for Mandated Reporters (MRT)


Child Abuse and Neglect for Mandated Reporters

Learn how to be an advocate for children.

During mandated reporter training from Sunflower House, you will learn to recognize signs of child abuse & neglect, correct reporting procedures, and how to properly handle a disclosure.

Upcoming Mandated Reporter Trainings (MRT):

Sunflower House will host several Mandated Reporter trainings in 2022, including virtual options by Zoom:

Thursday, January 13: 6:00-8:00 pm – Virtual
Wednesday, February 23: 6:00-8:00 pm – Virtual
Monday, April 11: 6:00-8:00 pm – at Sunflower House
Thursday, March 10: 6:00-8:00 pm – at Sunflower House
Thursday, June 9: 6:00-8:00 pm – at Sunflower House
Thursday, July 21: 6:00-8:00 pm – at Sunflower House
Wednesday, August 10: 6:00-8:00 pm – at Sunflower House
Thursday, September 1: 6:00-8:00 pm – at Sunflower House
Wednesday, October 12: 6:00-8:00 pm – Virtual
Thursday, November 10: 6:00-8:00 pm – at Sunflower House
Thursday, December 8: 6:00-8:00 pm – at Sunflower House

Sign up for the time that is most convenient.


Who is this training for?

  • Teachers
  • School employees
  • Daycare employees
  • Youth-serving organization employees
  • Concerned community members

What does this program include?

Topics include: How to recognize possible victims, How to report a suspicion of abuse, and How to appropriately handle a child’s disclosure of abuse.This training includes Abusive Head Trauma prevention education. This full training is approved for 2 clock hours, KDH&E and includes Abuse Head Trauma information.

We also offer a shortened version for a refresher or for those not required to have clock hours for KDH&E.  This is usually an hour in length, but is flexible.

Both trainings are available in English & Spanish


Sunflower House holds monthly scheduled trainings at our location.  To see the dates for these trainings and to sign up, you can register using the button below. After completing your registration you will receive and email with additional information.

There is no cost associated with this training.

If you are interested in scheduling this training for your group at a different time, contact our education staff at or 913-631-5800 and we will come to you! This training can be presented in person or virtually. 



“Sunflower House staff was very professional, personable and kind. They made my children feel comfortable and safe. Thank you for your support and compassion.”


“I’m thankful that places like this are here to help in a situation like the one we have right now. My kids are safe now.”


“I am very thankful this center exists for the children facing this it goes a long way in rebuilding the trust and safe boundaries that have been broken for them. I’m amazed at how at ease I felt through this terrible process.”

About Sunflower House

Sunflower House is a non-profit founded in 1977.

It is a non-residential children’s advocacy and abuse prevention center serving Johnson and Wyandotte counties. The questions, “What would I want for my child if he or she were abused?” and “How can we stop the cycle of child abuse?” drive every decision made at Sunflower House.

The agency addresses abuse and neglect through a comprehensive approach—engaging children, parents, child-serving professionals and the community. Sunflower House is an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance. Accreditation through this national affiliate ensures adherence to best practice standards of its federally recognized multidisciplinary approach to child abuse investigations.