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Child Abuse Identification & School Violence Prevention and Identification Workshops


Education Law in New York State requires that certain persons seeking licensure need to take two clock hours of training in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. In addition, certain persons seeking licensure are required to complete two clock hours of course work or training in school violence prevention and intervention in accordance with section 3004 of the Education Law. This is a one-time requirement and once taken does not need to be completed again.

To register, please click on the links below. Please note that workshop payments are not refundable; however, we will attempt to re-schedule you for a future workshop if you are unable to attend. You will receive an email the Friday before the workshop(s) with information about how to access the online workshop.


Attendees of the Child Abuse Identification workshop: After you complete the workshop, Mercy University will contact you to gather information to create your certificate. The certificate will then be sent to you be email and you will need to email it to the State at the following address:

Attendees of the School Violence Prevention workshop: After processing your certificate, Mercy University will contact you to gather your information which we will then send to the State electronically. A copy of your certificate also will be sent by email directly to you. Please note that NYSED adds the information to your TEACH account. According to NYSED, it should take 1 - 2 business days to appear on TEACH after it has been sent by Mercy University. Please contact us if your certification of completion does not appear on TEACH within one month of your having completed the workshop.

Note that all Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention workshops are being offered online only. Make sure that you have a TEACH account set up before you attend the workshop. Please DO NOT be late to an online session as the State requires attendance for each two-hour workshop. 

If you have questions about the Child Abuse Identification or School Violence Prevention and Identification workshops after reading the information above, please contact Anna Gedrich, Directory of the School Professionals Workshops Program at