Identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment course
BY: Metro Source Staff | October 26, 2012
New York state recognizes certain professionals as holding the important role of mandated reporter required by law of child abuse or maltreatment.
Mandated reporters include professionals like day care center workers, school-age child care workers, teachers, doctors and social workers.
Non-mandated reporters include friends, relatives, neighbors and concerned citizens.
The reason to make a report is to get help for the child and the family.
More than 740,000 children and youth are treated in hospital emergency departments as a result of violence each year thats more than 84 every hour.
This New York state approved curriculum uses a balance of lecture, interactive exercises and video segments to address definitions, physical and behavioral indicators, legal responsibilities and making a report to the State Central Register.
Attendance is open to the public. Participants will receive a NYS Certificate of Completion following the workshop. The instructor is Ann Marie Tucker, J.D., Vice-President, Foundation/Community Relations, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and formerly Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara for 14 years.
The course will be held on from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13, at Orleans/Niagara BOCES, Technology and Conference Center, 4124 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Deadline for registering is Nov. 8.
The $30 course fee is due the evening of the program.
Make checks or money orders payable to Orleans/Niagara BOCES.
To register email name, mailing address and daytime phone number to Sally Scheffler, email@example.com or call 800-836-7510, ext. 3752.
For more information or register online by clicking the Child Abuse Course Quick Link on BOCES home page at www.onboces.org.