Child Abuse Identification

School Violence Prevention

Review Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify physical & behavioral indicators of child abuse and maltreatment, including differentiating physical abuse, neglect, emotional maltreatment, and sexual abuse.
  2. Describe reportable situations of child abuse and maltreatment.
  3. Summarize the actions required of mandated reporters in NYS when child abuse or maltreatment is suspected.
  4. Enumerate ways educators can help to prevent child abuse.

Child Abuse Identification

Recommended Resources

Office of Children and Family Services
The Role of Educators in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect available at:


National Association for the Education of Young Children
Where do we stand on Child abuse NAEYC type Child Abuse in the Search Bar

Office of Children and Family Services
Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary Guide for MANDATED REPORTERS in New York State Pub.1159 available at:
New York City Department of Education
Regulation of the Chancellor on Child Abuse A-750 available at:

Bettina Aptheker on Child Abuse
An Interview by Robert Cohen and Fred Kaeser. This video is password protected and the password is: steinhardt22