Child Abuse

Child abuse is a pervasive problem today. All professionals and para-professionals who work with children must be trained to recognize the signs of the different types of abuse that children face and actions that are required by law to address those signs. This online class offers you vital training for those who work with children. New York and a career counselor will has established an educational requirement for persons applying on or after January 1, 1991, for the renewal of license registration of limited permit the completion of child abuse is now required.

This course is offered by Big Apple Nurses Agency, a New York State Education approved Provider of Child Abuse Identification & Reporting is designed to meet licensing requirements.

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Who Needs To Take This Course?

New York State Education Law requires certain individuals applying for licensure to have completed the two hours of coursework in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. This requirement applies to the following professions:

    • Physician
    • Registered Physician Assistant
    • Surgeon
    • Medical Examiner
    • Coroner
    • Dentist
    • Dental Hygienist
    • Osteopath
    • Optometrist
    • Chiropractor
    • Podiatrist
    • Resident
    • Intern
    • Psychologist
    • Registered Nurse
    • Social Worker
    • Emergency Medical Technician
    • Licensed Creative Arts Therapist
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
    • Licensed Psychoanalyst
    • Hospital Personnel Engaged in the Admission, Examination, Care or Treatment of Persons
    • A Christian Science Practitioner


  • School Official Including, but not limited to:



    • School Teacher
    • School Guidance Counselor
    • School Psychologist
    • School Social Worker
    • School Nurse
    • School Administrator or Other School Personnel Required to Hold a Teaching or Administrative License or Certificate
  • Social Services Worker
  • Daycare Center Worker
  • Provider of Family or Group Family Daycare
  • Employee or Volunteer in a Residential Care Facility for Children
  • Any Other Child Care or Foster Care Worker
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Alcoholism Counselor
  • All Persons Credentialed by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
  • Peace Officer
  • Police Officer
  • District Attorney or Assistant District Attorney
  • Investigator Employed in the Office of the District Attorney
  • Any Other Law Enforcement Official

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