Child Abuse Identification and Reporting: An Update for New York

Healthcare professionals, regardless of their discipline or field, are in a unique position to assist in the identification, education, and prevention of child abuse and neglect. This course describes how victims of abuse can be accurately identified and provides the community resources available in the state of New York for child abuse victims. Mandated reporter laws will also be outlined.

The purpose of this course is to enable healthcare professionals in all practice settings to define child abuse and identify the children who are affected by violence. This course describes how a victim can be accurately diagnosed and identifies the community resources available in the state of New York for child abuse victims.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Evaluate indicators of maltreatment or abuse, including in a virtual setting.
  2. Recognize the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on children, families, and yourself.
  3. Describe mitigating effects of the protective factors on trauma.
  4. Analyze the impact of bias on your decision making.
  5. Identify when you have a legal obligation to call the State Central Register (SCR).
  6. Discuss how you may better connect individuals and families with services.
  7. Outline how to prepare to make the call to the SCR.
  8. Describe how to complete the LDSS 2221A form.
  9. Review your rights as a mandated reporter.

Additional Information

State Relevance: 
New York
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 2.00 ANCC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 2.00 ANCC


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NetCE Course No. 97534

This course is offered through NetCE.

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