New York State Mandated Training on Child Abuse Identification & Reporting
The Child Abuse Identification & Reporting Training is a two hour course required by the New York State Department of Education for many people that work with children including School Administrators/ Supervisors, School Service Personnel, Teachers and Assistant Teachers. All persons applying to for an initial or professional certificate are required to complete this training.
- Teaches how to identify signs of child abuse and neglect.
- Provides information about the required actions for reporting abuse.
The NYS Certificate of Completion will be issued to all individuals who register and attend the full two-hour session.
The Child Abuse Identification & Reporting course is available only through:
- Registered teacher education programs through New York State and City Continuing Education departments
- Training providers approved by the NYS Education Department
Contact our Career Development Services Center for help locating training in your area.
- For additional Approved Training Providers visit: www.op.nysed.gov/training/caproviders.htm
- Additional information on Child Abuse reporting:
- All adults working with children under 18 years of age are required by NYS law to report suspected child abuse and neglect.
- Reports of child abuse or neglect should be made immediately – at any time of the day and on any day of the
week – by telephone to the State Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). The timeliness of your call will help in
effective intervention by local Child Protective Services.
- Child Abuse Hotline Number: 800-342-3720
- SCR Mandated Reporter Hotline Number: 800-635-1522