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Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect


Mandated Reporter Training for New York State

New York State Education Law requires select individuals, when applying initially for a professional license or teaching certification, to provide documentation of having completed two hours of coursework in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. This online course fulfills this mandatory one-time training requirement for all New York mandated reporters.

Advantedge Education, Inc is an approved New York State Education Department provider of training in child abuse identification and reporting, and was assigned provider number 10685.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for all New York mandated reporters who include the following interprofessionals: physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, physician assistants, specialist assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, podiatrists, medical students and residents, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, school teachers, school psychologists, school administrators, and child care personnel.

Am I required to take this course? Visit the New York State Education Department website for more information.


At the conclusion of this activity the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the history of protecting children and vulnerable populations.
  2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse, maltreatment/neglect.
  3. Identify the legal responsibilities of the mandated reporter in New York.
  4. Demonstrate the role of the mandated reporter.
  5. Summarize the steps to report child abuse in New York.
  6. Identify resources for additional information about child abuse.

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal Communications, Professionalism, Roles & Responsibilities, and Work in Interdisciplinary Teams.

Claiming Credits

This self-guided enduring material takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete. Successful completion is achieved after scoring 80% or greater on the course exam. 


JointAccreditedProvider_logo.jpg 418x265In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and Advantedge Education, Inc. Ciné-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Ciné-Med designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity provides 2.5 contact hours for nurses.


Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. 

This activity is approved for 2.5 CE Credits.

All other professions

All participants who complete the requirement will receive a Certificate of Completion. This activity was designated for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). For information on the acceptance of continuing education credit designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, consult your professional licensing or certification board.

Non-Endorsement Statement

The provider verifies that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process. The provider does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.


The provider adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations.

All provider employees, activity planners, and subject matter experts in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Subject Matter Experts

Lauren Ford, LMSW
Training Manager, SATRI
Northern Rivers Family of Services

Jillian Gecewicz, LCSW
Training Manager, SATRI
Northern Rivers Family of Services

Rebecca Butterfield, MD, FAAP - content reviewer
Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics
Albany Medical Center


This activity was developed independent of industry support.

Additional Info

Course Features

This course features a pre-test and post-test to help measure your existing knowledge gaps, progress tracking, interactive content, and test yourself activities. You can even practice completing the LDSS-2221A form using information from one of the course's many case studies.

Daily Transfer to New York State Education Department

We securely transfer your record of course completion to the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, every day at 5:30 pm EST. Please contact us if you have any questions about this transfer. As part of this process we are required to collect additional personal information (SSN and date of birth) to match your state application with course completion.

Certificates of Completion

Learners who successfully complete this course will receive two certificates:

  1. The continuing education credit certificate is available immediately upon submitting feedback. This can be reprinted at any time from your student account.
  2. The other is a document from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) which we certify and send to you within 7 business days of passing the course. The NYSED certificate is your official attestation that you fulfilled the mandated reporter requirement.

Hardware/Software Requirements

  • Windows: Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version), Microsoft Edge (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS/iPadOS (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version) in Apple iOS/iPadOS (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 6 or later

Accessibility/Screen Reader

NVDA (latest version), JAWS (latest version), Mac VoiceOver


All content is the copyrighted material of © 2021 Advantedge Education, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented in this course does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Advantedge Education. Neither Advantedge Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

Course Price: $35.00

CE Credit

This activity is designated for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, 2.5 ANCC Contact Hours, or 2.5 APA CE Credits.

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