Abuse, Neglect, & Poverty

for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

Presented by Jonathan Davis


The following videos are Part 1 and Part 2 of Jonathan Davis’ training on the “Abuse, Neglect, & Poverty.” This presentation highlights when and how to report child abuse and neglect with components of related to poverty.

Part 1:
Abuse, Neglect, & Poverty

(Jonathan Davis)

Part 2:
Abuse, Neglect, & Poverty

(Jonathan Davis)


Child abuse and neglect is a daunting topic. This training will highlight when and how to report child abuse and neglect. Additionally, the relationship between poverty and abuse or neglect will be discussed. The training will review the effects and myths of poverty. Participants will also gain insight into what to look for and how to take a people-first approach when working with children and families living in poverty.

Date Presented: Wed., Nov. 29, 2023 9:00am 12:00pm (Central)
Date of Training Removal: Jul. 5, 2024


  • Identify who the number one reporters of child abuse and neglect are and describe how to report child abuse and neglect.
  • Discuss what questions to ask a child who may be experiencing abuse or neglect and what questions to ask a child who discloses to you.
  • Identify the types of poverty, myths surrounding poverty, and effects of poverty and discuss how those relate to child abuse and neglect.

About the Speaker

Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis

Training Specialist

Jonathan Davis is a Training Specialist at Project Harmony and has been in the child welfare field for the past 9 years. In his role as a Training Specialist, Jonathan trains teachers, nurses, child welfare workers, and other professionals about abuse laws, reporting procedures, and prevention. Prior to working as a trainer, Jonathan has worked as a case manager, visitation specialist and family support worker. He is able to weave his experiences in the field into his training, making it accessible and relevant to trainees. Jonathan has a Bachelors in Liberal Arts from Iowa State University.

These trainings were funded in whole or in part by funds from the SAMHSA Community Mental Health Block Grant, SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and state funds sub-granted from the Nebraska Department of Health and Services, Division of Behavioral Health.