Don’t miss this free comprehensive training on recent changes to the mandatory reporting rules that protect Colorado’s at-risk adults. Learn how to identify mistreatment, abuse, neglect, and exploitation (MANE); how to report MANE incidents; and who to report these incidents to. 

The training will address statutory changes in 2016 that added adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the definition of at-risk adults, which also includes any adult aged 70 or older. Each training includes a 2.5 hour presentation that includes a Q&A session with presenters. 

If you are considered a mandatory reporter in Colorado, this training is for you! Mandatory reporters include: medical professionals; social workers; law enforcement; court appointed guardians and conservators; fire protection personnel; community-centered board staff; care institutions; home care placement agencies; clergy; caretakers; independent contractors; case managers; and all related personnel, whether paid or unpaid. 

Training Details

Each session starts with a 30 minute check-in period, followed by a 2.5 hour presentation that includes a Q&A session with all presenters. 


Presentation Agenda:


  • The Arc: Emily Hobbs, Director of Adult Community Advocacy
    • Brief Overview Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) & People First Language.
  • Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office: D.A. Bryan Cook and Inv. Pat Vondenkamp with the Elder Abuse Unit
    • Mandatory Reporting Defined under law. Learn who is a considered a mandatory reporter, who is defined as an At-Risk Adult, and what to expect from an investigation.
  • Arvada Police Department: Christopher McCoy, Arvada Police Department
    • Learn who to call and what information law enforcement need from a reporter.
  • Jefferson County Adult Protection Services:
    • When to report to APS instead of law enforcement, how APS can help a victim or at-risk adult, and what to expect from an APS investigation.
  • Wheat Ridge Regional Center (WRRC) & Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC): Nancy Bostron, Quality Assurance Investigator
    • Overview of CCB’s, PASA’s, and Regional Centers. Understand their roles & requirements in both Criminal and Internal Investigations.
  • Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH): Kristen Thome, LCSW, CACII, Director of Navigation
    • Learn how to identify when someone is in need of support and how to connect them to available crisis services.



Upcoming Training Dates

Wednesday, June 21, 5:00 PM
Lakewood Police Department
445 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood 

Friday, June 23, 8:30 AM
Lakewood Police Department
445 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood

Tuesday, June 27, 8:30 AM
Jefferson County District Attorney’s Training Facility
100 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden

Thank You to our 2016 Summit of Hope Sponsors!

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