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New York: Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect for Mandated Reporters

A young man slumped over in discouragement.


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This course meets the continuing education recommendation for coursework in Child Abuse and Maltreatment for New York mandated reporters. Approval #80805.

Certificate of Completion: Upon completion you will receive a general certificate of completion. We will send you, by email, a second “Certificate of Completion” form required by the NY State Education Department. You must complete that form, submit the original to the Department of Education, then return a copy to us.

Fran Laughton, RN, MSN, FNP
JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN

Contact hours: 2
Expiration date: June 30, 2024
Course price: $19*

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Course Summary

Defines child abuse, maltreatment, and neglect, plus mandated reporters and requirements for reporting as defined by New York State. Presents indicators of possible mistreatment, including both physical and behavioral signs.

Target Audience

This course is approved for all healthcare professionals licensed or seeking licensure in New York.

If you are an occupational therapy professional, the following information applies to you:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Introductory
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to*:

  1. Briefly describe the problem of child maltreatment in the United States and New York State.
  2. Explain mandated reporting of child abuse or maltreatment/neglect in New York State.
  3. Spell out the legal protections and legal penalties relevant to mandated reporting.
  4. Define child abuse and maltreatment/neglect in New York State.
  5. Describe the physical, emotional, and sexual indicators of child abuse.
  6. Explain what is involved in deciding and preparing to report child abuse in New York State.
  7. Summarize the process of reporting to the NY Statewide Central Register (SCR).

*Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.