This course is intended to provide mandated reporters in NY State the ability to recognize and report instances of suspected child abuse or maltreatment when they are presented with reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or maltreatment in their professional roles.
Professionals recognized by New York State and the New York State Child Protective System as holding the important role of mandated reporter of child abuse or maltreatment. This includes many of the professions that are licensed/certified by NYSED & the NY State Office of the Professions & Office of Teaching Initiatives.
- Effectively report child abuse or maltreatment/neglect to the New York State Central Register (SCR) of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, also known as the Child Abuse Hotline.
- Evaluate situations to determine whether there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or maltreatment/neglect.
- Identify the physical and behavioral indicators commonly associated with child abuse and maltreatment/neglect.
- Describe the legal framework for the New York State Child Protective System.