Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect: Identification and Reporting
New York State Mandatory Training


Who Are the Mandated Reporters?

Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect Have Many Presentations

The Disturbing Statistics

Legal Definitions Related to Child Maltreatment

Recognizing Child Abuse

Case Studies: Identifying Abuse

Risk Factors Contributing to Child Abuse and Maltreatment

Protective Factors for Child Abuse and Maltreatment

The Consequences of Child Abuse

Talking with Children

Reporting Child Abuse and Maltreatment

Reasonable Cause/When to Report

How to Report

What Happens Affter a Report is Made

The Abandoned Infant Protection Act



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Because mandated reporters work in professional capacities in many occupations that interface with children, New Yorkers are counting on you to recognize child abuse and maltreatment/neglect, in all its forms, when you see it. Once identified, New Yorkers are counting on mandated reporters to report their suspicions to the SCR. It is critical that all mandated reporters understand their legal responsibility to report, as well as take on the professional and ethical responsibility to stop the abuse and maltreatment/neglect and end the suffering of children.

In addition to the identification and reporting of child abuse, it is important to consider the wide-ranging health and social consequences of ACEs.  It is clear that the goal is to prevent them before they happen.  

Ken Hammond, USDA

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