Rather, the law requires that a person have a “reasonable suspicion” that a child has been the subject of child abuse or neglect.
Under the law, this means that it is reasonable for a person to entertain a suspicion of child abuse or neglect, based upon facts that could cause a reasonable person, in a like position, drawing, when appropriate, on his or her training and experience, to suspect child abuse or neglect.
Introduction Professionals required to report Reporting by other persons Institutional responsibility to report Standards for making a report Privileged communications Inclusion of the reporter’s name in the report Disclosure of the reporter’s identity Summaries of State laws This publication is a product of the State Statutes Series prepared by Child Welfare Information Gateway.
TRUTH: Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition.
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Of those, one third (or 1% of all cases of Down syndrome) are hereditary.
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services now offers FREE 24/7 online Mandated Reporter Training in Child Abuse and Neglect/Maltreatment Identification. This 2-hour web-based training is fully narrated and interactive and features learning exercises customized for the Child Care profession.
As you complete each 10-15 minute section, the application saves your progress and allows you up to 30 days to complete the entire course.
Approximately one in every 700 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, or around 6,000 births per year.
MYTH: Down syndrome is hereditary and runs in families.
Mandated reporters can participate in this 2-hour web-based online training course at any time, 24/7.