Welcome to Remote Training at Birch Family Services

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During the COVID-19 Pandemic Birch Family Services will be offering NYS Mandated Training live via Zoom Meetings. If you have any questions please call (212) 616-1858 or e-mail at training@birchfamilyservices.org.

School Violence Prevention and Intervention (for All Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and Administrators – General & Special Education) – Monday, June 1 from 2:30-4:30 PM

Anyone applying for school certification after February 2, 2001 must complete two hours of training on school violence prevention and intervention. This workshop includes training in effective classroom management techniques, identifying the warning signs of violent and other troubling behavior, and intervention techniques for resolving violent incidents in the school. The NY State Certificate of Completion will be issued to all registrants who attend the full two-hour session. This training is intended for anyone working with children and in a school setting. Visit the course schedule to register.

Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (for all staff working in a school building) – Thursday, June 4 from 2:00-4:00 PM

All adults working with children under eighteen years of age are required by NY State law to report suspected child abuse and neglect. This course will teach participants to identify symptoms of child abuse and neglect, and the required procedures for reporting abuse. The NY State Certificate of Completion will be issued to all registrants who attend the full two-hour session. This training is intended for anyone working with children. Visit the course schedule to register.

Training in the Needs of Students with Autism (for Special Education Teachers) – Thursday, June 11 from 1:00-4:00 PM

This three-hour training program has been developed in accordance with the NYS Education Department’s Autism Syllabus. This course is required for all persons applying for a teaching certificate or license on or after 2/2/07 as a special education teacher or as a school administrator who works in special education. However, this course is open to all who are interested in a general overview of autism within the educational process. Visit the course schedule to register.