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Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training for New York State
Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Maltreatment

You can take the test without obligation. To earn CE credit, you need to pass the test, complete an evaluation, and register/pay for your Certificate of Completion. Your Certificate will be delivered online immediately upon completing the course registration. (There is no charge for free courses and online certificate delivery.)

  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.
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1. In New York, the definition of child neglect includes:

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2. A single mother who lives in poverty with her three school-age children frequently needs to send the children to school in soiled clothing and without showering. The school nurse alerts the district social worker that the children all smell bad and have worn the same clothes to school every day for the past week. The social worker’s investigation finds that the children are not neglected because:

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3. The mother of a baby boy reports that the baby suffered a short fall off a low bed onto a carpeted floor the previous evening and that he has become lethargic over the past eight hours. The clinician suspects possible abusive head trauma when observing which other sign?

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4. Which is a true statement regarding recognizing child sexual abuse?

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5. To meet the standard of “reasonable cause” to suspect child abuse or maltreatment, the professional must:

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6. Mandated reporters are required to make an oral report of suspected child abuse, maltreatment, or neglect to the New York State Central Registry by telephone:

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7. A mandated reporter may take a child into protective custody without court order or parental consent under which circumstance?

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8. Which is a true statement about consequences for failing to report child abuse?


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