New York State Law requires teachers, physicians, nurses, social workers, dentists, dental hygienists, psychologists, optometrists, chiropractors, and podiatrists to take a minimum two-hour course in identifying child abuse prior to obtaining their licenses if they have not already received this training in a New York State professional school. Professionals who come into contact with children in the course of their everyday activities play a vital role in identifying and assisting children who are victimized. The College at Brockport's Center for Continuing Professional Education offers a New York State Department of Education-approved course that enables professionals to meet this requirement.
This course is typically used for social service agencies, schools, and other entities with multiple employees who have regular professional contact with children. The training can be provided at the agency's site, or at the College at Brockport MetroCenter in downtown Rochester. New York State Education Department certificates of completion are provided to trainees for the professional licensing requirement.
Please contact the College's Center for Continuing Professional Education at (585) 395-2317 for more information.