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New York State Mandated Reporter Training

Updated Mandated Reporter Training Requirements. Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2021 amended Social Services Law § 413 to require additional training to include protocols to reduce implicit bias in decision-making processes, strategies for identifying adverse childhood experiences, and guidelines to assist in recognizing signs of abuse or maltreatment while interacting virtually within the New York State Mandated Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect coursework. This law requires that mandated reporters, including those who have previously undergone the current training, complete the updated training curriculum by April 1, 2025.


This training provides every New York State Mandated Reporter with the knowledge and skills to be able to:

  1. Recognize the impact of trauma and ACEs on children, families, and yourself

  2. Recognize the mitigating effects of the five protective factors on trauma

  3. Understand when you have a legal obligation to call the SCR

  4. Recognize how you may better connect individuals and families with services

  5. Know how to prepare to make the call to the SCR

  6. Know how to complete the LDSS 2221A form

  7. Understand your rights as a mandated reporter

TRAINER: Bruce V. Hillowe, J.D, Ph.D.

Bruce V. Hillowe, J.D, Ph.D. is a mental healthcare attorney with a law practice in Mineola, New York. A graduate of Binghamton University, Duke University School of Law, and Adelphi University Derner Institute (Clinical Psychology and Postdoctoral Programs), he formerly practiced as a psychologist-psychoanalyst, including as a coordinator of clinical training and a director of a forensic mental health service. He was a teaching attending psychologist in law and ethics at a major teaching hospital for 15 years. He currently teaches courses in ethics and law as adjunct faculty at the Derner Institute. He is legal counsel to numerous mental health facilities, institutes, and practitioners, and sponsors legal plans for professional associations. He has written articles and book chapters including for law reviews and healthcare publications, most recently regarding scope of practice and disciplinary defense. He is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in healthcare law and is a "SuperLawyer" featured in the New York Times Magazine.


Documentation in the form of an authorized Certification of Completion must be submitted to the State Education Department at the time of reregistration or initial application for licensure, certification, or a limited permit. Within ten days of coursework completion, the approved provider from whom you obtain the training is required to issue you two copies of the Certification form.

Counseling Services of Long Island is an approved provider for the Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting training. Approved trainers for this workshop: Penny Siegmann-Beiner and Bruce Hillowe.

Penny Siegmann-Beiner will be the certifying officer.

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