New York: Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect for Mandated Reporters (348)

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Course Summary—New York: Child Abuse (348)

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The New York State Education Department is requiring that all nurses and other licensed healthcare practitioners who previously completed a one-time Child Abuse and Maltreatment course must complete an updated training by April 1, 2025. New York Social Services Law now requires additional coursework that includes reducing implicit bias in decision-making, strategies for identifying adverse childhood experiences, and guidelines to assist in recognizing signs of abuse or maltreatment while interacting virtually.

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

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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Target Audience

For anyone in New York who is required to complete training on child abuse and neglect.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the problem of child maltreatment in the United States and New York State.
  2. Summarize the process of reporting to the NY Statewide Central Register (SCR).
  3. Describe 3 alternatives to the reporting of child abuse.
  4. Explain the 5 components of Child Protective Services.
  5. Define imminent danger.
  6. Spell out 3 legal protections and legal penalties relevant to mandated reporting.
  7. Define child abuse and maltreatment/neglect in New York State.
  8. Be able to determine if a child shows indicators of maltreatment or abuse, including in a virtual setting.
  9. Describe the physical, emotional, and sexual indicators of child abuse.
  10. Recognize the impact of bias on your decision-making.
  11. Recognize the impact of trauma and ACEs on children, families, and yourself.
  12. List the mitigating effects of 5 protective factors on trauma.
  13. Understand legal requirements when working with limited English proficiency, Native American, and immigrant clients.

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Contact hours
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Course expires: 

JoAnn O'Toole, RN, BSN
Fran Laughton, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP

Approved by the NY State Education Department, Office of the Professions. Approval #80805.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Contact hours


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