Keeping Children Safe Workshop


Shannon McGuirk
Director of Programs

Keeping Children Safe: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

Have you ever thought…“Something just doesn’t feel right” when you see a situation involving a child but just didn’t know what to do?

The likelihood that you have encountered a child who has been abused is higher than you may think. In Dutchess County, over 1,000 cases of child abuse are reported each year and about 5x as many go unreported.

By taking our free one-hour training, you will learn how to recognize the warning signs of child abuse and neglect, how to respond when a child discloses, and how you are protected if you need to call in a report. Trainings can be held in-person or virtually and can be customized to address the unique questions you and your organization may have. Professionals who are mandated reporters may also use this training to refresh their knowledge.

Recent training recipients have included:

  • Camp Counselors
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Local Government
  • School employees

For more information or to schedule your workshop, please contact Shannon McGuirk at

PLEASE NOTE: This training is not for state certification. If you are a teacher, physician, social worker, or other professional in need of certification as a New York State Mandated Reporter, please register for our NYS Mandated Reporter Training.

35 Van Wagner Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
Monday–Friday 9AM to 5PM