Child Abuse Recognition & Intervention Training
All individuals seeking initial licensure – as well as license renewal – are required to complete a child abuse recognition and intervention course that meets Board of Education approved guidelines. Verification of training completion is noted on individual licenses and also sent to school division human resources directors and school division licensure specialists. School divisions may design their own training or utilize other training opportunities to fulfill this requirement.
Several providers have shared instructional opportunities to fulfill this requirement with the Department of Education.
- Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding for Educators – This online course is provided by the Virginia Department of Social Services training division. Principals are encouraged to have the course in DVD format (from Video Works of Virginia 804-282-2003) as an alternative to the online course.
- Virginia Department of Social Services – DSS provides additional resources and information on child abuse and neglect workshops within the community.
- Childhelp USA – This organization provides in-service training for teachers in Northern Virginia for a fee.