ATrain Education

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

 

New York: Child Abuse and Maltreatment for Mandated Reporters

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

Certificate of Completion: Upon completion you will receive a general certificate of completion. We will send you, via U.S. mail, 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.

Authors:
JoAnn O'Toole, RN, BSN

JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN is registered nurse, writer, and researcher. She currently
works in the Emergency Department at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City,
California, a certified stroke center and a sepsis center. While in college at San
Jose State University and later at the University of Mexico in Mexico City, she
carried a double major in Spanish and journalism and a minor in Latin.


Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Susan Schmid earned BA degrees in History
and European Studies from George Mason
University, a Master's degree in Public History
from Appalachian State University, and a PhD
in History from Arizona State University.



  • Contact hours: 2
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: January 1, 2015
  • Course price: $29

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.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

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

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

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

  • Explain mandated reporting of child abuse or maltreatment/neglect in New York State.
  • Spell out the legal protections and legal penalties for mandated reporting.
  • Define child abuse and maltreatment/neglect in New York State.
  • Describe the physical, emotional, and sexual indicators of child abuse.
  • Explain what is involved in deciding and preparing to report.
  • Summarize what is involved in reporting to the NYS Central Register.