Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting โ€“

Mandated Reporter Training Update

Course Code: MANDATE 1E
Dates: Tuesday, April 2nd – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Credits: 2 CE CREDIT HOURS

Course Code: MANDATE2A
Dates: Wednesday, April 3rd 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Credits: 2 CE CREDIT HOURS

Course Code: MANDATE2P
Dates: Wednesday, April 3rd 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Credits: 2 CE CREDIT HOURS

Speaker: Andrea Nottingham, Ed.D
CERTIFIED APPROVED PROVIDER

Dr. Andrea Nottingham is a trailblazing educator with a strong commitment to advocating for the well-being of children. Her pioneering efforts in the study of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) began before it gained widespread recognition. Dr. Nottingham has played a significant role in advancing our understanding of ACEs and their impact on children’s lives. In addition to her groundbreaking work in ACEs research, Dr. Nottingham holds distinguished titles in various organizations. These titles reflect her leadership and influence in the field as well as her commitment to community service, showcasing her dedication to creating positive changes for children and promoting their overall welfare. Dr. Nottingham’s multifaceted contributions make her a respected figure in education and child advocacy. Dr. Nottingham’s current affiliations: Co-President Wyandanch Family Life Center, Immediate Past President KDP Eta Theta Chapter, Past President National Pan- Hellenic Council Nassau/Suffolk Counties, Treasurer, Parliamentarians of Nassau & Suffolk Counties, Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

Course Description:

Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting โ€“
Mandated Reporter Training Update

This NYSED-approved workshop, tailored for New York State professionals, addresses recent amendments to Social Services Law ยง413. It fulfills state requirements for mandated reporters on child abuse and maltreatment, emphasizing the importance of timely reporting to the State Central Register (SCR) when harm to a child is suspected. Additionally, the course highlights the significance of recognizing situations where community-based services may better serve families, guiding decision-making with a commitment to reduce biases. Understanding the impact of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is crucial for comprehensive assessment, and the course explores protective factors, such as parental resilience and social support networks, to mitigate the risk of abuse or maltreatment.

Course Objectives:

  • Be able to determine if a child shows indicators of maltreatment or abuse, including in a virtual setting
  • Recognize the impact of trauma and ACEs on children, families, and yourself
  • Recognize the mitigating effects of the five protective factors on trauma
  • Recognize the impact of bias on your decision-making
  • Understand when you have a legal obligation to call the SCR
  • Recognize how you may better connect individuals and families with services
  • Know how to prepare to make the call to the SCR
  • Know how to complete the LDSS 2221A form
  • Understand your rights as a mandated reporter

Outcomes:

  • Participants will demonstrate the ability to identify indicators of maltreatment or abuse in children, particularly in virtual settings, enhancing their competence in recognizing potential risks and ensuring child safety.
  • Participants will gain insight into the profound impact of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on children, families, and themselves, fostering a heightened sensitivity to the complexities of these situations.
  • Participants will be equipped to recognize and apply the five protective factors to mitigate the effects of trauma, promoting resilience in children and families facing adverse circumstances.
  • Participants will develop an awareness of the impact of bias on decision-making processes, fostering a commitment to reduce both implicit and explicit biases in their professional judgments.
  • Participants will understand the circumstances under which they have a legal obligation to call the State Central Register (SCR), ensuring compliance with reporting requirements and contributing to child protection.
  • Participants will gain the ability to identify opportunities to better connect individuals and families with community-based services, enhancing their capacity to provide holistic support beyond formal reporting.
  • Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for making a call to the State Central Register (SCR), ensuring timely and effective reporting of suspected child abuse or maltreatment.
  • Participants will acquire proficiency in filling out the LDSS 2221A form, a crucial component of the reporting process, enabling accurate and comprehensive documentation of concerns related to child abuse or maltreatment.
  • Participants will have a comprehensive understanding of their rights as mandated reporters, empowering them to fulfill their obligations while being aware of legal protections and limitations.

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